Issues of Housing, Planning, and Resilient Development of the Territory Towards Euro-Mediterranean Perspectives
The main aim of this international conference is to bring together researchers, policy makers and practitioners to examine the urgent issues of housing, planning and land development in these regions, in a context of transition, climate challenges and post-pandemic realities.
-Consolidation of the cooperation network between Albanian and non-Albanian researchers, lecturers, managers, with the aim of participating in joint research projects at the regional and international level;
-Support of local authorities with contemporary data, on the state of housing issues, planning and sustainable urban and environmental management, as well as representatives of public and private institutions operating in this field.
The conference is organized by POLIS University (U_POLIS) in cooperation with the Academy of Science of Albania, and supported by other local and international partners.
In the framework of resilience, the main conference theme is devoted to Issues of Housing, Plan- ning, and Resilient Development of the Territory from a Euro-Mediterranean Perspective, includ- ing Albania, Western Balkans and the Mediterranean Basin. This event aims to bring together academics, policymakers, researchers, experts, practitioners, and stakeholders from diverse back- grounds to discuss and address critical challenges related to housing, urban planning, and the development of resilient territories.
CONFERENCE THEME AND RATIONALE
Albania, along with other Western Balkan countries, has undergone significant economic, social, and political changes in recent years. As a result, housing, planning, and the resilient management of territorial development have emerged as critical issues. This is because these regions face sig- nificant challenges in providing affordable housing, addressing the impact of urbanization on the environment, fostering evidence-based decision-making on the territory, and bringing forth the commitments towards climate neutrality. The organizers use the term “multi-modality” to define complex situations (in matters of territo- rial planning, management, architecture, housing, public space, technology, etc.) that have histor- ically encompassed Western Balkans and Mediterranean cities in a logic of coexistence and value co-creation. A combination of knowledge and heritage that throughout time and history have given life to civilization in this region of Europe. The active involvement of Albania in the existing network of the Mediterranean Basin and the EU, through a joint action plan with UN / UNECE, and the Albanian and regional authorities, including reputable scientific bodies such as the Acad- emy of Sciences of Albania, makes this conference even more intriguing to explore fascinating areas of research. The conclusions, to be considered as a stage for open innovation, will include recommendations for further scientific and applied research, projects, and events. The geographical focus of the conference covers three dimensions: i) Albania; ii) the Western Bal- kans; iii) Euro-Mediterranean countries. POLIS University aims to focus on the above-mentioned research areas that are of common interest to both Western Balkans and Mediterranean cities, including, but not limited to: housing policies, urban history and architecture typology, innova- tion and digitalization in urbanism, energy efficiency, resilience and environmental sustainability, governance and smart technologies for city management, education and gender aspects in urban planning research. In this regard the main aim of this international conference is to bring together scholars, policy- makers, and practitioners to examine the pressing issues of housing, planning, and land develop- ment in these regions, in a context of transition fatigue, climate challenges and post-pandemic realities.
Aspects of legal-civil legislation on the impact of housing and the real estate market in Albania and the countries of the Western Balkans.
Prof.Ass.PhD. Saimir SHATKU, Grejdi JANI, Antonela MERSINI,
Problems of Sustainable and Strategic Environmental Planning of the Industrial (Non-Residential) Sector in Albania.
Kleant SEMEMA, Nerita SHKODRANI
Management roots back to the city walls. History, present, and future
Prof. Ass. Xhimi HYSA, Dr. Shefqet SUPARAKU
Economic and social rights enjoyment in Albania: Literature Review and
Dr. Emi HOXHOLLI, Prof. Dr. Donika KËRÇINI
PLANNING & ARCHITECTURE
Exploring the dialectic between permanence and change. The case of Epidamn Bulevard in Durrës
Iden BUKA, Marsela Plyku DEMAJ, Dr. Llazar KUMARAKU,
Exploring the balance between common and private spaces. A case study from Tirana.
Hera MARJANAKU, Marsela Plyku DEMAJ, Dr. Llazar KUMARAKU
The Architecture of Hospitals. Learning From the Past.
The peripheral areas, a new classification for Tirana.
A GIS-based analysis of the urban green space accessibility of Tirana, Albania. Case Study: Administrative Area No.6
MSc. Leonora HAXHIU, Franceska KORANCE
The challenges of applying Big Data in the urban planning practices for the developing countries. Case study in Albania.
Dhurata SHEHU,Dr. Lucca LEZZERINI,
A Preliminary Investigation into a Variable Section Beam Using Algorithm-Aided Design as a way to Facilitate the Structural Design Process.
Albi ALLIAJ, Flogerta KROSI,
Human Agency, Knowledge and Space in Bratislava Socio-spatial analysis of innovation in a capital city.
Sila Ceren VARIS HUSAR, Milan HUSAR, Vladimir ONDREJICKA,
Issues of the Territorial-Administrative Reform in Albania. A comparative analysis on the progress of reform with other formerly-centralized economies: Estonia and Moldova.
Prof. Dr. Besnik ALIAJ, Dr. Ledio ALLKJA
Planning for disaster risk management: the perspective of Greece and Albania on envisioning resilient futures.
Varsami (Ersi) ZAFEIRIOU, Prof. Dr. Besnik ALIAJ, Prof. Dr. Pantoleon SKAYANNIS,
The influence of climate change on drought occurrences and the measures taken to alleviate drought in Albania.
Sherif LUSHAJ, Anira GJONI, Enkelejda KUCAJ,