Kosovo is a newly created country, formerly part of Yougoslavia. Although not being a rich country it is an very fertile land formed by a Midland encircled by mid rise mountains. After communism and years of war and due to a lack of regulation the country looks nowadays like a continuous urbanization with no properly legible and intelligible structure.
The country has the shape of a square set up on one of its angle. The borders are formed by natural limits like mountains on the south-east and hills on north-west. The country is composed of two main plateau, one green an hilly serving for agriculture that includes Prizren and Peja and one lower, flat an mainly commercial that includes Prishtina. At the center of the country is a small hill. Countryside is extremely fertile. Mainly Crops and wheat is cultivated. Average plots are of a very small scale, long of around 300m and wide of only an average of 25m.
The built density makes a connection between the built mass and the space in which it is located. The built density can be numeric or perceived, it is both a qualitative and quantitative stake.
Public space is the space accessible to all social practice for individuals. It is also the space of the public sphere of the community, the space of the appearances and of togetherness.
The street is a circulation space which handles the various flows such as networks, people, and infrastructure linking the buildings to each other. The street can be separated into several lanes of traffic.
Small space that links between private space and public space. Sometimes called third space as it is between private and public, it allows a smooth transition between interiority and exteriority.
The building line is one of the main rules of urban design. The morphology resulting from compliance or non-alignment gives masses of built urban space character.
A public building is a construction – closed or not – built by and for a community. This is sometimes a landmark or a reference object known to all.
The private area is for a single user or a group of user. The boundaries are clearly marked and explicit. This space can be either inside or outside.
Between two spaces in nature or different use is a limit. It can make the switch, transfer or the link between these different spaces. The limit can be materialized or not, explicit or not.
POPULATION 2010: 2’190’000
POPULATION 1990: 1’930’000
POPULATION 1970: 1’220’000
POPULATION 1950: 764’000
UNEMPLOYMENT RATE 45.3% (2011 est.)
AVERAGE AGE 27.1 years
0-14 years: 26.9% (male 256,700/ female 236,975)
15-64 years: 66.3% (male 636,804/ female 581,729)
65 years and over: 6.8% (male 52,357/ female 71,964) (2012 est.)
AVERAGE TIME TRAVEL TO WORK
NET IMMIGRATION RATE –
GDP PER CAPITA $6,500 (2011 est.)