Creative cities along water margins / Urban and cultural regeneration of Shkodra, city of water
Author: Daniela Kavaja
Affiliation: Polis University
Water has always influenced human life and has shaped the entire planet. It was the fundamental element for the economic and cultural development of all populations, to the point that the evolution of civilization depends on the way in which man has relied on water. The need of man to have water resources near the inhabited places is a constant necessity in time. The domination of water as a source of energy and wealth for the city is an essential model of urban evolution. The contemporary city no longer tends to territorial expansion, but to the regeneration of marginal areas, especially those rich in resources and potential. From this point of view, the waterfronts are those spaces that transfer to the city the possibility of continuous change and improvement of the entire urban fabric. In the contemporary world the interest in redesigning and exploiting coastal margins has increased more and more, in order to build ever more efficient relations with water and create new images of waterfront.
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