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Planning for Rebuilding During War: Voices from Ukraine [In-Person Event]

In-Person Forum


Aerial view of Kyiv, Ukraine, showing the Independence Monument located in Maidan Nezalezhnosti (Independence Square).

Photo by Glib Albovsky on Unsplash

Join SPUR and the Center for Innovation for an intimate conversation about rebuilding in Ukraine. An estimated 1.4 million Ukrainian homes have been damaged or destroyed since Russia invaded Ukraine in February, 2022. The Center for Innovation has invited a dozen Ukrainian leaders to the Bay Area to learn advanced means and methods of design and construction in preparation for peacetime reconstruction. In this presentation, members of parliament, architects and a university leader will share their stories and seek advice from the Bay Area community about how to rebuild a resilient and democratic future.

A networking mixer will follow the program, with a catered lunch provided by Leleka Ukrainian Restaurant.


  • Margie O’Driscoll / Director, Center for Innovation
  • Anna Kyrii / Founder & Owner, Architectural Project Group
  • Andrii Lakshtanov / Marketing Director, Hilti Ukraine & Dobrobat leader
  • Hanna Bondar / Member of Parliament, Architect
  • Andrii Boldov / Vice-Rector for European Integration and Digital Transformation, Irpin University
  • Alicia John-Baptiste / President and CEO, SPUR
  • Speaker Emerita Nancy Pelosi / U.S. House of Representatives (D-CA 11th District)

Event Recording



Doors will open 30 minutes in advance of the program. Food and refreshments will be served after the program.



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Refund Policy

Sponsorship payments: Will not be refunded, as sponsorship benefits take effect immediately and are on-going through the date of the event.

Auxiliary Services

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