Innovative Urban Design Strategies for a Traditional City. The Case of Gjirokastra. LLAZAR KUMARAKU

Innovative Urban Design Strategies for a Traditional City. The Case of Gjirokastra. LLAZAR KUMARAKU

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Innovative Urban Design Strategies for a Traditional City. The Case of Gjirokastra. LLAZAR KUMARAKU

ISBN: 978-9928-4459-8-8
DOI: 10.37199/o41007116
ISSN: 2959-4081

Author:  Dr.Llazar Kumaraku
Affiliation: POLIS University

This article arises as a need to address a phenomenon that has affected all small towns that do not reach a certain population. The problem in question is related to the displacement of the population from small settlements to large urban centers. As a result, we have the shrinkage of small settlements creating what are called shrinking cities and the overcrowding of large centers that go from the Metropolis to Megalopolis or up to the totalitarian scenario of Dioxiadis, that of Ecumenopolis. The main objective of this paper is to propose some intervention strategies in urban areas that can regenerate the image of the settlement to prevent the shrinkage of the settlement itself and to regenerate its image. The preliminary hypothesis is that the use of these strategic interventions, in urban areas and settlements, can regenerate the image of an area or a settlement by improving its conditions and preventing shrinkage. The verification of this hypothesis will be done through the analysis of past case studies and the emphasis of successful cases in contexts that are at the same time as similar as are different from Gjirokastra. Taking these cases, both in different and in similar contexts, emphasizes the value of these context-independent strategies.

Publisher: Polis_press

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