Vitaliy Vladimirov, MUPP is an urban planner, graphic designer, and artist. Vitaliy works to bridge policy and placemaking to help preserve and grow historic commercial corridors – and their locally-owned small businesses that are invaluable drivers for both local commerce and culture. His graphic design experience includes neighborhood branding and marketing. He has worked at scales that range from block-by-block analyses to regional-level planning.

His experience includes planning street festivals, farmers markets, and neighborhood walking tours. This year, Vitaliy is the City Organizer of Jane’s Walk events in Chicago. Vitaliy employs his BFA in Illustration in illustrating zines about planning theory and designing impactful maps and graphics. In his spare time, he speaks to middle and high school students about urban planning and is exploring Chicago’s many neighborhoods.


• Program Manager: Uptown United
• City Organizer: Jane’s Walk Chicago
• Researcher-in-Residence: AXIS Lab

Previous Experience:

• Communications/Outreach Intern: CMAP
• Economic Development Intern: LISC
• 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.

Recent Personal Projects:

Urban Design | Spatial Design
Communications | Advocacy


Argyle Museum of Memories

A pop-up “museum” exploring how memory shapes place.

Ethnic Enclave Research

Ethnic Enclave Research
A corridor study examining how to preserve and grow Uptown’s pan-Asian community.

Urban Planning Zines

Urban Planning 101 zines
Informative and accessible primers on key urban planning concepts.

Small Business Interviews

Small Business Interviews

Understanding businesses’ needs by asking them to share their stories.

Urban Planning Youth Outreach

Helping youth understand what Planning is and how it shapes their lives.

Walking Tours

Exploring the intersection of history and Planning by walking the city’s streets.