Theodor-Heuss-Kolleg: Pro Polis - Laboratory of Urban Change


Pro Polis - Laboratory of Urban Change

How can our city be more livable, sustainable, social, and creative? This is the question the program Pro Polis in the Region of Perm, Russia tries to answer. The greek Polis was a lot more than a city. It was an equal community of engaged citizens who worked together to manage their city. This is what the coordinators of Pro Polis have in mind, understanding urban change as something bigger than architectural corrections.

In addition to the creative use of urban spaces, the topics of social cohesion, ecological sustainability, and cultural diversity are addressed. Participants are around 25 young people with various professional backgrounds. In three seminar weekends, they analyze the current situation, learn new methods of project management, collect ideas, search for synergies – and create project pilots that innovatively reinvent city life. The program is organized in cooperation with MitOst e.V and financed by Robert Bosch Foundation.

Pro Polis

Anastasia Poletaeva

Jevgenia Buharinova

Alona Ostanina

Peter Correll

Program Officer


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