The impact of infrastructures within regional geographies, settlements and environmental issues is crucial for neighbourhood integration and social inclusiveness, especially in “drive- through-cities”, where uncontrolled growth up to progressive abandonment affected regions deprived of development direction. Bearing in mind main renewal policies, the investigation focuses on the case study of Prishtina as a national polarity for Kosova and its internal structure, according to the core international corridors and the rational spatial development planning as a European capital. Prishtina has undergone a role of connection for South-East Europe, energy exploitation and a sequence of domains and regimes, worsened by a total absence of planning. As the capital of a newly recognized country, its current unsolved condition of chaos and instability is producing debates in the European framework: the existing inefficient, contaminated and congested infrastructures up to the detriment of land consumption, greenery and accessibility between districts leave the region in a state of emergency. Prishtina as a multimodal transportation hub (re)shaped as a liveable city is a feasible long- term goal, starting from the recovery of infrastructures as a connective network: accessibility, multimodality and appropriation processes could identify challenges and opportunities towards a “Sustainable Renewal Movement” as a future metropolitan city. Likewise, the perspective of (re)using the obsolete facilities as a resource leads to the discussion of possible overlapping strategies proposed by a low environmental impact approach and a human-scale vision of the city, avoiding, minimizing and managing the urbanization in compliance with international agreements.

Renew-moving Prishtina. The Kosova Capital as a multimodal transportation hub returning obsolete facilities to people

Abbruzzese L.
2019

Abstract

The impact of infrastructures within regional geographies, settlements and environmental issues is crucial for neighbourhood integration and social inclusiveness, especially in “drive- through-cities”, where uncontrolled growth up to progressive abandonment affected regions deprived of development direction. Bearing in mind main renewal policies, the investigation focuses on the case study of Prishtina as a national polarity for Kosova and its internal structure, according to the core international corridors and the rational spatial development planning as a European capital. Prishtina has undergone a role of connection for South-East Europe, energy exploitation and a sequence of domains and regimes, worsened by a total absence of planning. As the capital of a newly recognized country, its current unsolved condition of chaos and instability is producing debates in the European framework: the existing inefficient, contaminated and congested infrastructures up to the detriment of land consumption, greenery and accessibility between districts leave the region in a state of emergency. Prishtina as a multimodal transportation hub (re)shaped as a liveable city is a feasible long- term goal, starting from the recovery of infrastructures as a connective network: accessibility, multimodality and appropriation processes could identify challenges and opportunities towards a “Sustainable Renewal Movement” as a future metropolitan city. Likewise, the perspective of (re)using the obsolete facilities as a resource leads to the discussion of possible overlapping strategies proposed by a low environmental impact approach and a human-scale vision of the city, avoiding, minimizing and managing the urbanization in compliance with international agreements.
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neglected infrastructures, identity, urban renewal, social inclusiveness
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