Environmental Sustainability Planning Guidelines

Build Back Better with Sustainability in Mind

A Product of Ukraine Rebuilding Action Group 

American Planning Association International Division 

NPC24 Presentation - Environmental Sustainability Planning Guidelines for Rebuilding Ukraine


Part 3 - Module

Module 1: Planning Systems for Hazard Mitigation and Disaster Resilience

This module profiles disaster risks and hazards in Ukraine, and current management systems, which will be defined subsequently in the paper. Additionally, international best practices applicable to Ukraine’s disaster risk profile are outlined, and recommendations for a disaster and hazard management framework are outlined.   

Key component: 

Current Context   |   International Best Practice   |    Recommendations   

Module 2: Building & Energy 

Low-carbon/Net-Zero Energy cities. Community with very efficiently planned and operated buildings, transportation, industries, water supply, sanitation, and solid waste sectors, and producing at least as much annual energy needed through renewable sources.

Key component: 

Comprehensive Energy Planning   |   Urban Development   |    Efficient Buildings   |   Renewable Energy

Module 3: Public & Green Space

Creating high-performing public and green spaces. Apply urban and territorial planning to identify, revitalize, protect, and produce high‑quality public and green spaces with special ecological or heritage value, with Urkaine context and international best practices. 

Key component: 

Ukraine Context    |    International Best Practice    |    Best Practice Techniques 

Module 4: River Basins and Water Resources

Using urban and territorial planning as an action plan to improve access to water and sanitation services and reduce air pollution and the amount of water wasted. A summary of the American Planning Association document “Planners and Water”. 

Key component: 

One Water Approach    |    Land and Water Management    |    Water Conservation    | Drinking Water and Wastewater Treatment 

Module 5: Cleanup Contamination and Manage Wastes

The war’s impacts on soil and groundwater quality and the consequent need to manage the different waste types generated both directly and as a result of cleanup activities, including clearing mines, clearing up contaminated landscapes, and planning facilities for managing cleanup wastes and debris. 

Key component: 

Clearing Mines and Other Unexploded Ordinances (UXOs)    |    Clearing Up Contaminated Landscapes    |    Planning Facilities for Managing Cleanup Wastes and Debris 

Module 6: Transportation & Sustainability

The connection of International Guidelines on Urban and Territorial Planning objectives to transportation elements. An introduction to the transportation best practices in variable of topics including walkable streets, bike-friendly infrastructure, transit, network design, infrastructure integration, transportation resilience, and shared mobility. 

Key component: 

Walkable Street    |    Mobility Hubs    |    Transit-Oriented Development    |     Streets as Places    |    Network Design


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