Aug. 3, 2020
Call for application : research assistant for the Urban Planning Workshop in Tirana, Albania
Les Ateliers de Cergy is a non-profit association created in 1982 at the behest of the urban planners involved in the creation of the New Town of Cergy-Pontoise. Today, it is an international network of professionals, academics and decision-makers tied to the field of urban planning. Focused on the practice of urban development, the association organizes workshops envisaged as spaces for collective design and creativity. In France and elsewhere, these workshops provide project managers with an international perspective and illustrated proposals highlighting territorial strategies and urban development projects. By bringing together different professions and cultures, they also offer the opportunity to question ways of learning and exchange at the highest levels.
Tirana is the political and economic capital of Albania and a flourishing city of 850 000 inhabitants (one third of the country’s total population). Situated in the Western Balkans, the city is located about 34 kilometers west of the Adriatic Sea. From the south and west it is surrounded by relatively low hills, while on the northwestern side the city extends over a flat area.
Tirana is a complex and rapidly changing city full of paradoxes. Its lively, chaotic urban fabric reflects its extraordinary history. Marked by an intense densification of existing neighborhoods along with the creation of self built informal suburban patterns, Tirana has experienced recent administrative reforms which have greatly increased the geographical area covered by its municipality, combining together surrounding suburban and rural communities.
The workshop will explore actionable ideas and approaches on repairing the current cracks in the urban fabric, while preparing to sustainably manage the rapid demographic and economic growth that is expected to continue.
Les Ateliers requires external support for the scientific preparation and organization of these workshop. For Tirana’s workshop Les Ateliers will chose two assistants for the workshop.
Young university graduate (or about to graduate), young professional. Urban planner, architect, economist, geographer, landscape architect,... etc.
Autonomous, ability to work in a group and with a close team, curiosity, appetence for discovering new horizons and working in multicultural environments. Fluent speaking and writing English. Mastering the Indesign software.
Transportation and accommodation are taken care of for non-local people, and a global compensation will be ensured for this mission (self-employed or trainee contract)
For more details on this Workshop and to apply download the attached document