Decentralization reform, introduction of participatory municipal budgeting schemes, establishment of housing associations – neither of these processes avoid touching upon the notion of "hromada".
But is essence of "hromada" so clear to everyone? And what would be an optimal spatial scale – that of a residential complex, street, village, city or region – for review of this phenomenon? What formal and informal decision making mechanisms exist in "hromadas"? Is "hromada" still relevant in a digital age? What are the common spatial representations of "hromada" in planning and design projects?
Finally, what is the gap between "design for community" and "proektuvannia for hromada"?
Localized on different levels and scales of governance, in the territorial context of city, village or region, "hromada" as a socio-spatial phenomenon will become a topic for the first event of the new season of CANactions' Public Program.