Skip to main content
Open Access Publications from the University of California


UCLA Electronic Theses and Dissertations bannerUCLA

Impact of Cultural Hubs on Urban Development in Lviv and Kyiv, Ukraine Post Euromaidan


In this thesis, I explore how the growth of cultural spaces (or hubs) in Lviv and Kyiv has shaped neighborhoods and communities after the 2014 Euromaidan Revolution located in underutilized historic or post-industrial neighborhoods in buildings that have been neglected. I focus on how the cultural, economic and spatial strategies employed by these hubs impact their surrounding environment and shape the Ukrainian identity through community building, economic investment and urban restoration. Ultimately, this project identifies the ways in which grassroots initiatives that strive to bring more art, culture and music to the city can succeed in spite of the challenges of urban development in Lviv and Kyiv.

Main Content
For improved accessibility of PDF content, download the file to your device.
Current View