Publications

As part of the ROCK project, the Skopje Urban Living Lab –SKULL  provided support in promoting several publications on a variety of topics that, through a participative  approach contribute to the development of urban planning in the City of Skopje. This allows  discussions among representatives of relevant institutions, organizations and individual representatives, this approach being of great importance for future interventions and designing of public spaces and developing a new design concept for future landscape by  the City of Skopje and other municipalities .

The publications can be downloaded at the following link

The publication titled "Increasing urban greenery as an imperative in urban planning - urban architectural interventions in the central city

SkULL primary aim was to become a platform for distributing and acquiring information, to fully involve the stakeholders in its activities and to start serving as a forum for dialogue and for innovative actions leading towards testing new technologies, policies and solutions.

Unfortunately, although there are formal mechanisms in place, the reality is far removed from a desired state of participatory planning, communication and inclusion of various stakeholders in the decisions making process. For this reason, the SkULL tried to be organised and perceived as an open hub for actions for which sufficient data infrastructure is needed. For the idea of open data availability it was necessary to carry out a comprehensive survey on data collection. Firstly we aimed to provide an access to open data on all important information and documents from different sources and arencies dealing with the cultural heritage protection, urban planning and cadastre information. This was the necessary starting point and a vehicle for possible transferring of ideas among the citizens, stakeholders and the municipalities.

For this purpose a digital platform for open data and open sources information on building stock, land use, preservation status and cadastre information of the area has been launched. The idea was all information from the different official sources and agencies to become easy to use at one place. (Comprehensive mapping presented included information on existing building stock by urban blocks, height, bulk, occupancy and use, conservation plan status of the territory and the monuments, ownership status of the land parcels and cadastre information, etc...)