100 Albanian Villages: Civic engagement towards urban-rural linkages
In the framework of the 100 villages program of the Albanian government, superwien urbanism ZT OG will support the Albanian Territorial Planning Agency with knowledge about placemaking and techniques of civic engagement in urban planning. Placemaking is a multi-faceted approach to the planning, design and management of public spaces. Placemaking capitalizes on a local community's assets, inspiration, and potential, with the intention of creating public spaces that promote people's health, happiness, and well-being.
Objectives and results
The result is a simple participatory urban planning guide for small towns on how to develop urban strategies with place-based solutions. This methodology will be tested in the village of Kanina (Vlora) and then replicated in other towns through this methodology guide.
a) through techniques of placemaking, local interest and knowledge was activated and immediately introduced into a project context,
b) the project linkage to Vlorë was identified as the main potential for economic development,
c) techniques for placemaking were introduced to planning in Albania,
d) vacant areas were identified, and the project was developed around these topics,
e) the methodology was disseminated throughout the project and a short video about the project made
Further information and contact
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