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Curator/EXHIBITOR Maksut Vezgishi, Pavilion Of The Republic Of Kosovo. Earth is Home / The role of urbanization is to create sustainable environments that bond humans with Nature and it is part of planetary biodiversity. Hence, this is the noblest mission of architecture. Global urbanization is in expansion: population growth, constructions of megastructures (housing, economy, communications, etc.). The process involves countries and societies where every decision—making has a global impact, thus lack of sustainable planning places Earth at risk. The most acute issue is the global warming crisis. We lack the awareness and coordinated actions in order to avoid the effects of climate disaster. Today we learned that no human action can be viewed as an individual anymore.

EQUAL RIGHTS AND THE CITY

…The concepts of inclusion and the right to the city often exist in mutual coherence, summarizing two qualitative concepts used and addressed many times in the field of planning and development. As such, they have deliberately affected the mission and vision of the EC, as an organization that has fought, and constantly fights for the rights of everybody in relation to the city. And above all of those who, being part of marginalized groups, have found it impossible to fight alone for their rights. In this report, the emphasizes on people with special needs, whom the physical barriers (beyond social ones) prevent from living an equal life with other citizens of Kosovo settlements. In fact, the inclusion applied by the EC as a concept (already elaborated) stands in full coherence with the call for justice for marginalized groups. The UN Habitat program also defines the inclusive city as a city that promotes fair development. The inclusive city “is the place where everyone, regardless of their economic opportunities, race, gender, ethnicity or religion, can fully participate in all the social, economic and political opportunities that the city offers”…