City Squares

GRADSKI TRGOVIThe project Revival of City Squares in Balkan Cities was implemented during 2011-2012 The project aimed to contribute to the revival of city squares as viable public places that foster cultural identity and promote diversity through enforcement of public policies and active community participation. The project lead partner was organization Co-PLAN, Institute for Habitat Development from Tirana, Albania; while the project partners were: Coalition for Sustainable Development KOR from Skopje, Macedonia; EXPEDITIO from Kotor, Montenegro and Polis University (International School of Architecture and Urban Development Policies) from Tirana, Albania.

film-ozivljavanjeA documentary “Revival of City Squares in Balkan Cities” was produced within a regional, two-year project of the same name. The documentary, lasting about 20 minutes, presents the project aims and results, focusing on the activities implemented in Kotor.

The documentary (directing, editing and camera) was produced by Dušan Vuleković, a film director from Kotora. The sound was recorded by Blažo Tatar.

Publikacija-Javni-prostori-naslovnaThe publication ”Guidelines for the Revival of Public Spaces – Good practice selection”, in Montenegrin language, contains a selection of translated texts presenting good practice  examples related to the  planning, use and management of open public spaces that can be useful when considering some future activities for the improvement and revival of squares and other public spaces in the Balkan cities.

The publication is intended for professionals, state institutions and local governments responsible for spatial planning issues. In addition, it can serve as a source of inspiration for other stakeholders - the business and civil sectors representatives, as well as all the citizens who want to spend more time in squares and public places in their cities and to use them in a better way.

prezentacija-trgovi-2The final presentation of the project “Revival of City Squares in Balkan Cities” was held on Friday, the 15th February 2013 at 18:00 in the Old town of Kotor, in the square in front of St. Joseph’s church (near the Old Prison building).

This was an occasion to present what has been achieved over the two-year project course, focusing on the activities implemented in Kotor and Montenegro.

EXPEDITIO is a non-governmental organization whose mission is to encourage sustainable spatial development in Montenegro and SEE region through activity in the fields of sustainable architecture, cultural heritage, urban planning and through projects that encourage overall development of the civil society. Expeditio was established in 1997.

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