Faculty of Architecture signs agreement with KAF on “Urban Data Kosovo” project

7 February 2022

A memorandum of understanding has been signed between the Faculty of Architecture and KAF (Kosovo Foundation for Architecture) on the Urban Data Kosovo project, which is funded by the US Embassy in Prishtina and administered by KUSA.

The main objective of “Urban Data Kosovo” is the exchange of advanced urbanism expertise by researchers and academic staff of MIT with the academic staff of the faculties of architecture in Kosovo. The purpose of this program is to bring new knowledge on urban data collection, training, and information exchange in Kosovo universities.

This project so far has gone through several phases, such as the meeting of project leaders with the institutions that will be involved in this project. Other phases include the visit of Kosovar academic staff to the US Center for Advanced Urbanism and MIT, and moving on to several weekly workshops in Kosovo. The entire project is scheduled to be completed by July 2022.

The expected result of this project is the reflection in the existing curricula in the faculties of architecture in Kosovo, in particular the subjects of urbanism, with a focus on the integration of contemporary tools and methodologies of spatial analysis.