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VITALIY VLADIMIROV

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 the 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. In his spare time, he speaks to middle and high school students about urban planning and is exploring Chicago’s many neighborhoods.

Currently:

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

Previous Experience:

• 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.

Recent Personal Projects:

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.