The contemporary condition of cities represents fragmented urbanization that makes the need for in-depth exploration of the environmental capacities necessary. If so, the relation between man and his environment, the idea of place and context should be re-examined, which implies a change in the scale or an expansion of the traditional approaches of architectural education.
ENABLE is in line with Goal 11: Sustainable cities and communities from the Sustainable Development Goals. According to the 2018 Review of SDGs implementation, it is necessary to integrate urbanization into diverse spheres of national development planning. Given its implications for overall growth and transformation, more efforts need to be undertaken to increase awareness to ensure that urbanization is integrated into national development planning from a strategic and multisectoral perspective.
The project objective began from the aspiration for creating a networked academic environment with an intention to challenge the inherited inert high-education models in a south-east European context to an interdisciplinary and transnational educational network with diverse methods already developed in different European high education environments. The project resulted in a proposed methodology for sustainable cities using a multidisciplinary approach tested in a form of a networked syllabus for the course Studio implemented on the three project partners high educational institutions. This strategic approach took into consideration the field of sustainable city planning education through the topics of urban and economic growth, social inclusiveness, history, innovation, heritage, and tourism. With its complex nature the city of Prilep, North Macedonia was chosen as a study case of this project in order to confront it with a collaborative international educational network.
Specific project objectives were:
- Creating a database for transforming archive into operative knowledge;
- Development of methodology for syllabus for the course Studio;
- Development of teaching and learning materials for the course Studio;
- Development of a collaborative platform for upskilling and networking toward sustainable cities;
- Development of concepts for sustainable cities using a multidisciplinary approach.
- Private Higher Education Institution – University American College Skopje, The Republic of North Macedonia
- Technische Universitaet Wien, Austria
- Universita Degli Studi Mediterranea di Reggio Calabria, Italy
- Nadace Partnerstvi, Czech Republic
- Promotional materials
- Creating database for transforming archive into operative knowledge
- Survey analysis of the needs and challenges of stakeholders in sustainable cities
- Analysis of good practices and benchmarking report with recommendations for syllabus development
- Methodology for syllabus for the course Studio
- Development of collaborative platform for upskilling and networking toward sustainable cities
- Course studios implementation
- Synthesis of the course production / Concept for sustainable cities using multidisciplinary approach