Integration of Environmental Concerns into the Territorial Planning System of the Ukraine
|Titel||Integration of ecological
concerns into territorial planning of the Ukraine (regional level)
Advisory Assistance Programme of the Federal Ministry for the
Environ-ment, Nature Conservation, Construction and Nuclear Safety
(BMUB) for environmental protection in Central and Eastern Europe, the
Caucasus and Central Asia|
Project coordination: German Environment Agency (UBA)
Thematic management: Federal Agency for Nature Conservation (BfN)
Partners||Institute of Geography of
the National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine (IfG NAWU), Kiew, Prof.
Dr. Leonid Rudenko, Dr. Eugenia Maruniak|
National Urban Planning Institute „DIPROMISTO“ Kiew, Dr. Yurij Palekha
JRU Jacoby Spatial and Environmental Planning, Prof. Dr. Christian Jacoby (consultant)
Associate||Dipl.-Ing. Anja May|
Dr. Stefan Heiland |
|External Links||Project information in the project database of the
Advisory Assistance Programme  (German)|
Project information  (English)
German summary of the project results:
1. territorial plan Cherkassy oblast 
2. landscape planning input 
3. environmental assessment of the territorial plan 
4. methodological guide 
Website of the Institute of Geography of the National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine 
Description and Results
Due to a change in national legislation in the environmental and planning sector, the existing territorial plans in Ukraine are outdated. Ukrainian territorial planning has so far lacked a systematic and comprehensive integration of nature conservation concerns. As part of the advisory assistance project "Landscape planning in the Ukraine“, a methodology for the creation of nature conservation planning contributions for the three relevant spatial-administrative levels oblast, rayon and municipality was developed by 2014.
The aim of this subsequent advisory assistance project was to test the possibilities of integrating ecological concerns and landscape planning approaches into regional territorial planning. The project team developed contents and methods, which were applied and tested in the territorial plan for the Cherkassy oblast, for which a landscape plan had been devised in the preceding project. Parallel to the creation of the territorial plan, it was also subject to an environmental assessment. In the respective environmental report the current environmental status and the potential environmental impacts of the plan including alternatives were described and assessed. In order to support the creation of similar plans in other regions of Ukraine, a planning guide (handbook) for regions with illustrative examples from the model area was published. The comprehensive documentation of the consultations and the final workshop in Kiev, which was attended by representatives from ministries, administration as well as from science and planning practice in Ukraine, completed the advisory services.
Rudenko, L; Marunyak, E.; Golubtsov, O.; Lisovskiy, S.; Chekhny, V.; Palekha, Ju.; Aylikova, G.; May, A.; Heiland, S.; Jacoby, C. (2016): Metodyka integraciȉ ekologičnoȉ skladovoȉ rozvytku u prostorove planudannja Ukraȉny. Regional’nij riven‘.  (dt. Übersetzung: Methoden der Integration von Umweltbelangen in die Raumplanung der Ukraine. Regionale Ebene). Kiev. Institute of Geography of the NAS Ukraine. (in ukrainischer Sprache).
May, A; Heiland, S.; Jacoby, C. (2016): Vrachuvannja ekologičnych aspektiv v systemi prostorovogo planuvannja v Nimeččyni (dt. Übersetzung: Berücksichtigung von Naturschutzbelangen in der deutschen Raumplanung). In: Rudenko, L. (Hrsg.): Metodyka integraciȉ ekologičnoȉ skladovoȉ rozvytku u prostorove planudannja Ukraȉny. Regional’nij riven‘. (dt. Übersetzung: Methoden der Integration von Umweltbelangen in die Raumplanung der Ukraine. Regionale Ebene): 20-31 (in ukrainischer Sprache).