Inclusive Cities for Local Communities: Revitalizing the vacant spaces in Lezha
We develop a new way of revitalizing vacant spaces, by establishing new practices and knowhow transfer involving public authorities and other relevant stakeholders. The interdisciplinary action wants to remove the inefficiency of unused spaces changing the perspective and giving wider sustainability. It’s a mix of cultural affairs and science, economy and finance, city planning and development.
The project partners and experts will work from distance and prepare the content for an exchange workshop. The three-day workshop (Project Space) will bring the Viennese expertise to Lezha to meet the local actors and experts, knowledge and situation (legal, financial, political). They will work on a strategy and concept for Lezha. The final output of the workshop will be a description of a process “Using the potential of Lezha: the way to establish an Agency for the vacant spaces in Tirana”.
The Workshop shall be a starting point to set up an Agency dedicated to vacant. Depending on the current situation, the local expertise and capacity, the local municipality can
a) Either start working on the local agency model for their municipality during the workshop
b) Or learn in a realistic scenario how it would work and start the process at a later time period.
Objectives and results
Goal: The project goal is to inspire the local municipality to utilize dormant potentials of vacancy and learn from living examples in Vienna. The aim is to rethink revitalization through transferring know-how and promising practices. The local actors consist of public authorities and other relevant stakeholders such as scholars, communities and local businesses.
- knowledge transfer to local authorities and stakeholders
- learning from best practices on urban development
- re-use of existing buildings in a contemporary way
- creating opportunities for small and medium local business
Data collection in Lezha
Mapping of buildings and stakeholders
Further information and contact
Bahanur Nasya – firstname.lastname@example.org
Francesco Remonato – email@example.com