Urban Vision for Manifesta 14

CRA identified a range of socially and culturally significant sites. Despite many of them being in compromised conditions, these locations have the potential to trigger an urban renaissance. CRA teamed up with MIT Senseable City Lab to use AI analysis to form a digital streetscape of the city. Then, Urban Interventions were set up to demonstrate how the same locations can be reclaimed by and for Prishtina’s citizens. Such work was conducted at a low cost with a speculative orientation. Local residents were invited to “vote with their feet”, deciding whether these interventions should be made permanent, or discarded. The Green Corridor is one of these. A 1.3-kilometer former railway track which used to be filled with abandoned cars and trash has been transformed into a pedestrian path with seating and plants. The walkway, redeveloped in just twenty days of work, addresses the debate about how to remedy Prishtina’s problem of low pedestrian accessibility, and provides a leisure space for residents. A circular approach ensures that all the elements of the corridor are easily removable and reusable in other locations.


CRA-Carlo Ratti Associati; Carlo Ratti, Daniele Belleri, Emma Greer, Erzë Dinarama, Juan Carlos Romero


Year of completion

Prishtina, Kosovo

Ivan Erofeev

Project Partners

Designed by CRA-Carlo Ratti Associati, developed by Manifesta together with UN Habitat and supported by the Embassy of Sweden in Prishtina, Municipality of Prishtina, GCF – Generale Costruzioni Ferroviarie, KFOS – Kosovo Foundation for Open Society, Block by Block Foundation, Embassy of Italy in Prishtina and the Italian Institute of Culture Tirana

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