Right to the City 2 Albania aims to indicate how public space is affecting the city resilience in these pandemic times.


Albania was under stress from 1st crisis the emigration, the 2nd shock crisis the earthquake, and the 3rd international shock was COVID19. All those following pressures caused a huge challenge for the economic ecosystem and all community life. In this time, many human rights are misused, meanwhile people don’t react as they don’t know their rights to the city or they feel unable to react. Right to the City2 open forum could bring paradigms from Balkan communities throughout multidisciplinary professionals. 


The architecture, the pandemic and the Albanian

How can coronavirus affect architecture? In Shkodër, a group of young architects and urban planners discuss architectural issues highlighted by the pandemic and the routine of city life.With the guests Aurora Baba (architect), Ana Turhani (student) and Pezana Rexha (architect), “Artes” further discusses neuro-architecture, the monumental losses of a decade and the public shock from …


Ms. Jona, the young graduated architect from Shkodra participating the Workshop was invited to share her experience and the framework of Right to the City 2 in a morning show hosted by RTSH (Albanian Radio – Television).  While introducing how Right to the City was initially hosted by GO2 since 2017, she brought to attention …


Right2theCity2 Albania
Online Open Forum
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City Right in the Covid Pandemic19
albania 20th November 2020

1st session 10.00AM – 13.00PM
2nd session 17.00PM – 19.00PM

The Open Online Forum consists of two sessions.

The first session (10.00AM – 13.00PM) is dedicated to lecturers from Albania, Kosovo, Montenegro, Macedonia, Italy, Serbia and Slovenia who will bring the current condition of public spaces and rights to the city during the covid19 pandemic. This session will open with a welcome speech by the urban planner Eltjana Shkreli (CEO of GO2), while the key speakers are as follows:

– Neritan Sejamini (AL)
– Bostjan Bugaric (SL)
– Sofia Salardi (IT)
– Armir Ferati (MK)
– Vladan Jeremic (RS)
– Sonia Dragovic (MN)
– Aurora Baba (AL)
– Arber Sadiki (KS)

The second session (17.00PM – 19.00PM) will open with the two groups participating in the 3-day Workshop presenting the results of their work. Later on, during this session the facilitators of the Workshop will intervene with comments and suggestions, as well as 3 other speakers:

– Dorina Pllumbi (AL)
– Kujtim Elezi (MK)
– Ervin Goci (AL)

Right to the City 1

A cycle of 8 debates about the CITY and the COMMUNITIES in Balkan Cities are getting hold by GUEST SPEAKERS, as urban planner, architect, writer, politicians, sociologist, artist and activist from their respective cities:


The forum aims to present the dynamics of cities through integrated planning policies and instruments that manage urban growth and economic development.

Urbanization is the phenomenon of this century and for the first time in history, more than half the world’s population lives in urban areas. Between 2000 and 2030 in developing countries, the urban population is expected to double, and all built-up areas are designed to be tripled if the current trends continue on this way. This rapid transformation of spatial demographic could prove to be difficult for cities in developing countries, especially small and medium towns, where the capacity to cope with major urban challenges is usually insufficient. These challenges include climate change, natural resource scarcity, informal buildings or slums growth, disparities in economic development and efficiency of cities, security, etc.

Urban growth for Cities provides a synthesized approach and an analysis of policy-making. It will be explored in several ways, like: economic, philosophic and social forces. Different countries have different approaches to the alignment of policies, such as: policy development and urban regeneration; local economic development through interventions in transport, public squares, innovation and entrepreneurship, tourism, food and rural development, environment and natural resource degradation, etc.