Andrea Verni

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Towards common imaginaries for a Shared Cyprus

Focusing on the case of Cyprus, the thesis explores the relationship between urban space and group conflict and the relevance of spatial planning and urban design practices in conflict resolution. –Urban– space is suggested as a prism through which to understand and address the challenges of the contested city. Famagusta, a city on the eastern coast of Cyprus, is used as a demonstration site for exploring ‘urban peacebuilding’ strategies seen through the lens of spatial practices.