This module is part of the courseof Urban regeneration and community projects, which is focused on planning and designing the renaissance of cities in the era of urban decline. The challenge of today urban transformations is not that of simply restoring and rebuilding the physical fabric of cities and this heritage, but providing a new local economic base to replace the one that has been lost, involvingcommunities and different actors in the development project, in view of a sustainable transformation.
This shared commitment needs contributions and collaboration from different disciplines like urban design, urban planning, sociology, anthropology, political science, civil engineering, art studies, economics, finance and management.
Therefore, the course will provide the students with the appropriate knowledge that includes all of the above disciplines, building a methodology and giving adequate instruments to intervene in degradated parts of the city, in particular in former industrial abandoned areas.
Different experts like engineers , environmental and economical experts are
Active participation of different urban actors (real and simulated) to decide the best scenario of transformation of urban voids (vacant land and abandoned former industrial buildings) in Tirana.