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.


…As a basic precondition for a quality life in the future is that the climate does not undergo dangerous and irreversible changes as is happening in the last fifty years and that the surrounding environment remains clean. We, the people, with our daily behaviors and needs, are the main “character” that has a direct impact on the quality of the environment. Our basic task is to preserve the planet, that is, to deal more actively with climate change so that we can shape our future together. By reducing energy consumption, applying energy efficiency measures, especially in construction, by increasing the use of renewable energy sources and by raising public awareness of energy savings, we will curb global warming and at the same time, in improving the environment where we live, we will contribute to the creation of new jobs and the economic development of the country, starting from the motto: “a saved kWh costs much cheaper than a produced kWh”. Every society develops customs and traditions that are expressed in architecture and urban planning. “My Neighborhood, ……….. my..” is more than a settlement and more relevant than ever in a time of increasing use of renewable energy, climate debate and climate manifestations around the world. It must include and respect the criteria of the three dimensions of sustainable construction (social, economic and environmental dimension): infrastructure, solidarity, social contacts, usability, participation, location, innovation, life cycle costs, mobility (traffic, transport), biodiversity, lifespan of buildings, material cycles, creation and operation of buildings, etc. Adherence to these criteria allows “my, … neighborhood” to unite people, combine aspects of daily life in an engaging environment, and reflect the values of a responsible society. It lies in energy efficiency, renewable energies and being climate friendly. It represents a microcosm of energy technology and society for a more sustainable world of tomorrow. And thanks to these modern technologies, the residents of this neighborhood live in an environmentally friendly way, contribute to saving resources and live safely. The live of residents is based on intelligent concepts: of movement, of efficient use of renewable energy, of various offers of the sharing of material goods (Share Economy) and of the successful mixed use of buildings. So living, working, and caring for the environment, merge into a new form of urban living, i.e. in a new ecologically sustainable life where the use of natural resources is done to the level that they are regenerated and lead non-renewable raw materials in closed cycles as much as possible (recycling)…