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Five Albanian Villages

Guidelines for a Sustainable Tourism Development through the Enhancement of the Cultural Heritage
  • Antonio Laurìa,
  • Valbona Flora,
  • Kamela Guza,

This book is the result of a research project designed and carried out at the Department of Architecture, University of Florence. This research was based on the transfer of knowledge from members of the Albanian Diaspora in Italy (university students, young architects and researchers) to their home country. This unique process blazed a trail in the Albania-related studies by creating a methodology, which could be replicated not only in Albanian rural contexts, but also elsewhere.
The book constitutes a structured tool for generating sustainable and socially inclusive territorial development processes in five lesser-known Albanian cultural sites. Their tangible and intangible cultural heritage was seen as a driving factor for triggering development processes aimed at improving the inhabitants’ quality of life and strengthening local identity and social networks.
Through concrete proposals and strategies, the book offers scenarios and solutions capable of enhancing the potential of each village and, at the same time, counteracting the effects of land abandonment that so often characterise them.

  • Keywords:
  • Albania,
  • Cultural Heritage,
  • Lesser-known cultural sites,
  • Cultural Transfer,
  • Human Development,
  • Sustainable Development,
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Antonio Laurìa

University of Florence, Italy - ORCID: 0000-0001-7624-6726

Valbona Flora

University of Florence, Italy - ORCID: 0000-0002-0992-8580

Kamela Guza

University of Florence, Italy - ORCID: 0000-0002-5455-8558 

Antonio Laurìa is an architect and a full professor at the University of Florence’s Architecture Department. He is the founder and scientific coordinator of the Florence Accessibility Lab. His research is focused on the person-environment interaction in architecture, on the design and planning of urban spaces, and on typological and technological innovation in architecture. As an established researcher in the field of accessibility, he is the author of numerous publications, scientific coordinator of research and educational projects, as well as consultant for public and private institutions.
Valbona Flora holds a PhD in Territorial, Urban and Landscape Planning from the University “La Sapienza” of Rome (2019). Her main research is focused on peripheries regeneration, planning of public space by collective actions and the enhancement of the cultural heritage. She has participated at the research project aimed in the reviewing and improving the Tuscan regional digital toponymic database, promoted by the Department of Architecture in Florence. She is currently Research fellow at the University of Florence and urban planner freelance.
Kamela Guza holds a PhD in History of Architecture from the University of Florence (2017). Her main research interests regard the history of Renaissance architecture in Italy – especially villas – as well as the survival of the classical language in architecture through the 20th century. After the PhD she has participated in several research projects coordinated by the Department of Architecture in Florence concerning the digitalization of archival Renaissance sources and the enhancement of the cultural heritage. She is currently a lecturer at the University “Our Lady of Good Counsel” in Tirana.
Table of Contents

Opening parts
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pp.7-38


Antonio Laurìa, Valbona Flora, Kamela Guza

Three villages of Përmet: Bënjë, Kosinë and Leusë
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pp.39-156


Antonio Laurìa, Valbona Flora, Kamela Guza

The Mountain Village of Razëm
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pp.157-224


Antonio Laurìa, Valbona Flora

The Coastal village of Zvërnec
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pp.225-388


Ending parts
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pp.289-314


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Book Title

Five Albanian Villages

Book Subtitle

Guidelines for a Sustainable Tourism Development through the Enhancement of the Cultural Heritage

Authors

Antonio Laurìa, Valbona Flora, Kamela Guza

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Publication Year

2020

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© 2020 Author(s)

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CC BY 4.0

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Firenze University Press

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10.36253/978-88-5518-175-4

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978-88-5518-174-7

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978-88-5518-175-4

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Studi e saggi

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2704-6478

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2704-5919

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