Julita Skodra

Dr. M.Sc.



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  • Doctor of Engineering (2018), Faculty of Engineering, University of Duisburg-Essen, Germany            Dissertation: Toward the Healthy Neighborhood: Urban Regeneration of Deprived Neighborhoods in Metropolitan Regions
  • M.Sc. Urban Management (2012), School VI Planning Built Environment, Technical University Berlin, Germany
  • Graduate architectural engineer (2003), Faculty of Engineering and Architecture University of Nis, Serbia

Research Interests

  • Sustainable urban development, sustainable urban transformation, Urban Health, Ecocities, Smart Cities, healthy and integrated urban planning and implementation processes, Environmental Justice, procedures and practices to participation, PPGIS, Health Impact Assessment, designing the neighborhood and physical activities, Accessibility


  • HORIZON 2020 Project - CLEVER Cities (Co-designing Locally tailored Ecological solutions for value added, socially inclusive Regeneration in Cities), 2018 – 2023, more Info: und Twitter


  • Skodra, J. (2019) `From deprived to healthy neighbourhoods? Urban regeneration of deprived neighbourhoods in metropolitan regions', Cities & Health, DOI:10.1080/2374883.2019.1676629
  • Skodra J. (2018) Toward the Healthy Neighborhood: Urban Regeneration of Deprived Neighborhoods in Metropolitan Regions, Dissertation, University of Duisburg-Essen, Faculty of Engineering
  • Paldan, K., Skodra, J., Paldan, P., Herrmanny, K. & Dogangün, A., (2016) ‘Urban Health mAPP’, in: Weyers, B. & Dittmar, A. (Hrsg.) Mensch und Computer 2016 – Workshopband,  Aachen: Gesellschaft für Informatik e.V., available:
  • Skodra, J. (2015) ‘Urban Transformation of Deprived Neighborhoods in Metropolitan Regions: The Cases of Greater Manchester and the Ruhr Metropolitan Region’, paper presented to 51th ISOCARP Congress, Dortmund/Rotterdam, 19-23 October, available:
  • Skodra, J. (2014) ‘Emscher Conversion and Quality of Life’, paper presented to 50th ISOCARP Congress, Gdynia, 23-26 September, available:
  • Skodra, J. (2012) ‘Sustainable housing  - New model of housing for the International Building Exhibition in Berlin’, in Paquot, T., Masson-Zanussi, Y. and Stathopoulos, M. (eds.) Alterarchitectures, Manifesto: observatory of innovative architectural and urban processes in Europe, Gollion:  Eterotopia / Infolio, pp.70-71
  • Amatya, P., Nabavi, S. H., and Skodra, J. (2012) “Buildings” in Zehner et al (eds.) Off the Beaten Track: Urban Regeneration of Hidden World Heritage in L'viv (Ukraine) pp. 34-41, available:




  • Skodra, J. (2011) ‘Sustainable Land Use Systems: How to Support and Manage Transition to Renewable Energy Production?’, poster presented to International Conference, Changing the Energy System to Renewable Energy Self-Sufficiency (RESS) – An inter- and transdisciplinary approach, Freiburg, 15-16 September




‘Urban Systems’ main research area at the University of Duisburg-Essen:

Winter Term 2019/2020 From problem to solution: a healthy urban development scenario

Summer Term 2017-2019 Sound and Health – in the City

Summer Term 2013-2015 Healthy City Seminar

Winter Term 2014/15 and 2015/16 Public Participation GIS as a Tool for Urban Systems Planning Processes

Winter Term 2013/14 Healthy Urban Development