Urban Planning | Spatial Design | Communications | Advocacy
Vitaliy Vladimirov, MUPP is an urban planner, artist, and immigrant. Vitaliy works to educate the Public about how the built environment shapes our lives so as to make Urban Planning Theory accessible and to empower urbanites to envision a Chicago that is healthy, vibrant, and just. Having worked at regional and block-level scales, his research focuses on how ethnic minorities cluster in the built environment. Strategies on preserving and growing commercial corridors packed with locally-owned small businesses are a key interest. His experience includes planning street festivals and farmers markets, as well as designing neighborhood branding and marketing.
Recent projects include a pop-up museum gathering oral histories in Uptown, organizing a series of walking tours in honor of Jane Jacobs’ legacy, plus several Planning zines including one on redlining as part of an installation at the Museum of Contemporary Art. Vitaliy also speaks to middle and high school students about urban planning and loves exploring Chicago’s many neighborhoods.
• Community Designer: MUSE Community + Design
• Program Manager: Uptown United
• President, Board of Directors: Chicago for Chicagoans
• Researcher-in-Residence: Axis Lab
• City Organizer: Jane’s Walk Chicago
• Communications/Outreach Intern: Chicago Metropolitan Agency for Planning (CMAP)
• Economic Development Intern: LISC Chicago
• Social media & economic development Intern: Lakeview’s SSA #27
• Graphic Design & Economic Development: Andersonville Chamber of Commerce/SSA #22
• Development Intern: Active Transportation Alliance
• Web design, organizing, and advocacy to prevent the demolition of a historic school.
Increasingly, I am asked to speak on urban issues to groups across Chicago.
Ethnic Enclave Research
A corridor study examining how to preserve and grow Uptown’s pan-Asian community.
Informative and accessible primers on key urban planning concepts.