Collaborative post-conflict urban planning tools BESNIK ALIAJ, SOTIR DHAMO
Author: Prof. Dr. Besnik Aliaj, Dr. Sotir Dhamo
Affiliation: POLIS University
Urban areas and living settlements are frequently nowadays at the center of modern conflicts or crisis. They all face somehow their own unique set of challenges of “post-conflict/crisis” nature - including situations like wars, pandemics, environmental crisis, social unrest, political instability, economic collapse, demographic decay, etc. Aliaj, Toto & Perna conclude that such crisis situation needs to face the “new normal”, that becomes soon the “new normal” that pushes for transformative shifts of society, and changes in ideologies or systems. This is a call to think beyond the “stable state” and the “stable normal” (Schon, Donald).