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Urbani izziv Volume 25, No. 2, December 2014 : 76–89

UDK: 316.75:711.4(497.115)
DOI: 10.5379/urbani-izziv-en-2014-25-02-001

 

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Author

Visar Hoxha

College ESLG, Department of Real Estate Management, Prishtina, Kosovo
visar.hoxha@eukos.org

Kaliopa DIMITROVSKA ANDREWS

European Faculty of Law in Nova Gorica, Nova Gorica, Slovenia
kaliopa.dimitrovska-andrews@evro-pf.si

Alenka TEMELJOTOV SALAJ

European Faculty of Law in Nova Gorica, Nova Gorica, Slovenia
alenka.temeljotov-salaj@evro-pf.si

 

Title

Cultural factors affecting urban planners’ intentions to regulate public space in Prishtina, Kosovo

 

Abstract

Cultural factors can affect urban planners’ intentions to regulate public space in a particular way. The effects of cultural identity or ideology on urban planning are significant, but are often overlooked because they are difficult to quantify. This study verifies which factors affect planners’ perceptions in Prishtina, which are further reflected in their intentions behind designing and producing space. The factors are adopted from previous studies and are national identity, ethnic nationalism, social constructs and political pressure. We use qualitative research with cross-case analysis. By using purposive sampling and conducting semi-structured interviews with selected urban planners in Prishtina, the study shows the effects of such factors on urban planners’ perceptions and intentions. National identity is the most important factor affecting planners’ perceptions, followed by political pressure, whereas ethnic nationalism and social constructs are much less important. In addition, the structural relativity of planners’ perceptions and intentions has positive effects. The results of this study highlight elements that urban planners in Kosovo should consider and provide insights for future studies.

 

Key Words

cultural factors, planners’ perceptions, planners’ intentions, Kosovo

 

 

 

PUBLISHER

Urbanistični inštitut RS
Urbani izziv - Editorial Board
Trnovski pristan 2, 1000 Ljubljana, SLO

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ISSN

Print edition: 0353-6483
Web edition: 1855-8399

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