About the project
Mariupol Reborn is a major project to revive Mariupol once it is back in Ukrainian hands. Ukraine's international partners, European cities and large Ukrainian businesses, together with the Mariupol City Council, have joined forces to plan the regeneration of the city after the liberation using the best international practices and the latest technologies. Currently, the EBRD, the USAID “Economic Support for Ukraine” Project, the municipalities of Utrecht, Vilnius, Gdansk and Lviv, the businesses of Ukrainian businessman Rinat Akhmetov, and the international communities of urbanists and architects have already joined Mariupol Reborn. The project is open to new partners who want to help bring Ukrainian Mariupol back to life.
The goal is to turn Mariupol from a symbol of a devastating war into a symbol of Ukraine's revival. The city that was a showcase of the revived Donbas will become a showcase of revival for peace. Mariupol will become a "showroom" on the global stage of how to rebuild a city after a war.
We are developing a Strategy for the revival of Ukrainian Mariupol even before de-occupation to start rebuilding and returning life to the city as quickly and efficiently as possible.
Mariupol was turned into ruins and a city of death during the war, that led to hundreds of thousands of human tragedies, but after the war this heroic city can become a symbol of rebirth and peace, an example of the unity of the world for the sake of life.
What we do
OF MARIUPOL IN FIVE STAGES:
Creating a vision of the future - a visual plan for Mariupol. This is being discussed with Mariupol residents through the I'Mariupol centres, which is a series of dialogue meetings called "I am Mariupol: I intend to revive", hosted by independent facilitators. They help Mariupol residents define what the city should look like, to make sure it is the very best it can be and that its citizens will be proud to return.
Developing a strategy for the rapid restoration of critical infrastructure and for the resolution of the humanitarian crisis. This will include the assessment of the level of damage and needs for the restoration of critical infrastructure
A general assessment of all the damage and losses in Mariupol, based on the requirements of the strategy for reviving the city
Formation of the Mariupol Reborn City Revival Strategy. Writing an architectural, economic, HR plan and financial model of the city. World Bank establishes Mariupol Revival Fund
Implementation of the MARIUPOL REBORN City Recovery Strategy developed with international partners and financial institutions. It is based on the updated Mariupol Development Strategy 2030, adopted shortly before the start of the full-scale war
National partners, international foundations, volunteer organisations, associations, governments, cities of Ukraine and Europe, representatives of big business and creative associations.
MARIUPOL BEFORE THE OCCUPATION
Before the invasion and destruction, Mariupol was one of the most promising cities in Ukraine. In a short period of time, it has become a city of new opportunities, rapid development and exciting events. A city worth living in.
It was home to Metinvest Group's powerful metallurgical enterprises, Azovstal and Ilyich Iron and Steel Works, and the region's largest commercial seaport, Mariupol Commercial Sea Port, as well as rapidly growing security, trade and IT sectors.
This includes modern municipal transport, renovated parks, «Cosy Yards», new universities, modern education and medicine, the opening of IT hubs, large-scale festivals, and the development of sports facilities, tourism and business.
Mariupol became a symbol of Ukraine's transparency and was granted the status of the Great Cultural Capital. The city had a great future. The adopted City Development Strategy 2030 was supposed to open up even more opportunities.
MARIUPOL UNDER OCCUPATION
The war turned half a million city into ruins. Several months of blockade killed Mariupol. The city suffered more destruction and losses than during all the years of World War II.
These are hundreds of thousands of ruined human lives that are now scattered around the world.
apartment buildings are destroyed/damaged
private houses are destroyed/damaged
cultural and sports facilities have various types of damage
Of the city's vital infrastructure is damaged
Of apartment buildings is destroyed
Civilians are killed