Spatial Proposals for The Post Pandemic City. LL. KUMARAKU
Author: Dr. Llazar Kumaraku
Affiliation: POLIS University
This publication is the result of a research project, within the framework of the National Research and Development Projects (PKKZH) for the period 2021-2023, co-financed by Polis University (U_POLIS) and the Agjencia Kombëtare e Kërkimit Shkencor dhe Inovacionit (AKKSHI) / National Agency for Scientific Research and Innovation.
In the call opened by AKKSHI in March 2021, U_POLIS in cooperation with Co-PLAN - Institute for Habitat Development presented a research proposal with the title "Spatial Solution for the post Pandemic City: The Case of Lezha Region". This research proposal won the call made by AKKSHI and in this way it was funded as research by AKKSHI and by U_POLIS in cooperation with CO_PLAN. According to the chrono-program, the two-year project started in October 2021 and ends in September 2023, even though the staff involved in this project had been working on this topic for months since the beginning of the pandemic problem. So this publication is the product of an almost three-year research on the state of settlements after the global crisis caused by the Sars-Cov-2 pandemic that had its beginnings at the end of 2019 in China and later spread throughout the planet.
The working group of this project was directed by Prof. Besnik Aliaj, Rector of U_POLIS, and consists of Dr. Llazar Kumaraku, Dr. Skender Luarasi, Dr. Endri Duro as members of U_POLIS and Dr. Rudina Toto and Dr*. Rodion Gjoka from CO-PLAN. The project began with preliminary studies of the condition of the settlements affected by the pandemic and later was detailed in specific studies by international scientific researchers who are part of the joint International Doctorate in Architecture and Urban Planning (IDAUP) that U_POLIS organizes in collaboration with the University of Ferrara in Italy (UNIFE). In this research project, beyond the working group, more than twenty other young researchers at different academic levels gave a scientific contribution via a scientific paper in this volume.
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