The objective of this unit is the creation of a new research dedicated to the Observatory of Mediterranean Basin (OMB), a possible niche in the market and within the focus of the Department of Applied Research at FKZH Faculty - POLIS University.
Starting from the Balkan regions, the interest will be extended to all the cities that overlook the Mediterranean. In this frame of work, the observatory intends to highlight topics that the Balkan regions and Mediterranean cities have in common, considering some aspects dealing with the issue of land and water.
The main idea of this applied unit is to define a strategic network in the crossway of multiple activities and interests in which Mediterranean Cities can be observed as crossing points of different identities. We can adopt the term multimodality to define a complex condition in which the Mediterranean basin has always lived, a mix of knowledge and heritage that through time and history gave birth to human civilizations. Part of the scope of this unit will be the idea of making the Albanian nation more operative within an already existing network facing the Mediterranean basin, this must be considered in terms of research activities as well as applied research projects.
Albania’s New Sustainable Image. Branding Tirana Rinas Corridor, editors: Prof. PhD Besnik Aliaj, PhD Loris Rossi, Edition Botime pegi, Tirana 2015. ISBN 978-9928-175-52-6
A.VV. (October 2016). Albanian Riviera. An alternative model of Progress and Development for a Next Generation Albania. (Loris Rossi, Besnik Aliaj, Ed.) Tirana: Mali Pleshti Printing House. ISBN 978-9928-147-34-9
AA.VV. (2016). When a river flows. Strategies for environmental, touristic and infrastructural development of Albanian rivers. (Loris Rossi, Besnik Aliaj, Ed.) – (Wating for publication)