Ulpiana: A historical potential for the new Prishtina LL. KUMARAKU
Author: Llazar Kumaraku
Affiliation: Polis University
This article is based on studies conducted at Polis University of Tirana on the “Urban Planning Theory and Laboratory” course organised during the academic year 2017-2018.
This research aims to treat the historical analysis of one of the peripheral settlement of Prishtina: Old Ulpiana. The work aims to underline the influence that can have the old Ulpiana in the city of Prishtina, and on the same time the objective is to open a possible point of view on which the future development of Prishtina can be based on the historical culture that is found in his periphery.
The purpose of the article is to emphasize the potential of Prishtina as a new capital not so much in the content of the city itself, but in its "periphery" made up by elements of historical value and archaeological finds on the surrounding of the city. These “satellite cities” can be the devices that can increase a touristic economy and can, also, make the inhabitants aware of an operational schedule of architectural and urban elements.
The methodology is based on emphasizing the geographical, historical, cultural and traditional potentials of the historic settlement of Ulpiana. Starting from this case, further studies can be deepened on all the other old settlements that surround Prishtina in order to highlight the historical and cultural potential of the entire Prishtina’s region.
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