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Professor Branka Dimitrijevic, Architecture

Professor Branka Dimitrijevic

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Sustainable and Resilient Built Environments: Invited lectures by Professors Ashraf Salama and Branka Dimitrijevic at two Western Balkan universities

Professors Ashraf Salama and Branka Dimitrijevic have been invited to hold guest lectures to MSc courses on different aspects of sustainable and resilient built environments at the University of Belgrade (Serbia) and University of Banja Luka (Bosnia and Herzegovina) respectively. These are delivered as part of a teaching activity within the project Creating the Network of Knowledge Labs for Sustainable and Resilient Environments’ (KLABS), co-funded by the Erasmus+ Programme of the European Union. These activities are scheduled in November and December 2017.

The Department of Architecture is one of 11 partners in a 3-year KLABS project (currently in the third year).  KLABS is a pioneering educational platform that addresses two current and equally important challenges of urban and rural built environments in the Western Balkans – sustainability and resilience.

Professor Branka Dimitrijevic represents the University of Strathclyde on the project management team and Professor Ashraf Salama and Doctor David Grierson are co-investigators on the project.

Professor Salama at the University of Belgrade will address Sustainable Urbanism and Globalisation: Architectural and Urban Transformations in Emerging Cities of the Middle East. He will also be contributing a seminar entitled Architectural / Urban Education for Knowledge-Making Profession.

Professor Branka Dimitrijevic at the University of Banja Luka, Bosnia and Herzegovina, will address  Sustainable Development of Glasgow: Planners’ Response to the Impacts of the 19th Century Industrialisation.

Academics of the five partner universities in EU countries (Delft University of Technology, Netherlands; RWTH Aachen University, Germany; IUAV, Venice, Italy; University of Ljubljana, Slovenia; University of Strathclyde, Glasgow, UK) collaborated with six universities in Western Balkan countries in the development of new MSc courses which focus on different aspects of sustainability and resilience of built environment. The new MSc courses were launched in October 2017 at the University of Banja Luka and the University Dzemal Bijedic in Mostar (Bosnia and Herzegovina), University of Belgrade and University of Novi Pazar (Serbia) and University of Kosovska Mitrovica and Higher Technical School in Zvecan (Kosovo).

Another output of the KLABS project will be five books, co-edited by the project partners, which will be published by TU Delft Open Publishing in 2018 and used as learning material at the above courses. Professor Branka Dimitrijevic is co-editing a book on Integrated Urban Planning: Territories, Resources and Directions.

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