Railroad Park Development Project in Gevgelija, Macedonia
The Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia (FYROM) is a Balkan nation located directly north of Greece. Macedonia recently applied for inclusion in the European Union (EU) and, in turn, has been granted Accession Status. This means that the EU is reviewing infrastructure, civic engagement, and fiscal practices, to assess that Macedonia meets current EU standards. Several government officials and non-governmental organizations (NGOs) are working together to revitalize Macedonia, in an effort to ensure that these standards are met.
EMBANK Inc., a group of five Boise State University civil engineering students, has been tasked to design improvements for an existing city park (named Railroad Park) located in the small city of Gevgelija, Macedonia. EMBANK Inc. has been working with an NGO to provide Gevgelija city officials a plan for the park’s revitalization. City officials will use the final design and plans provided by EMBANK Inc. to guide improvements to the park, giving this project uniqueness and true meaning. Highlights of this project include: an improved site layout plan, a demolition plan, the design of several park structures, and the integration of cultural normality.
Newton, Anthony; Althaidy, Omar; Kelly, Patrick; McCurdy, Ethan; and Bishop, Brook, "Railroad Park Development Project in Gevgelija, Macedonia" (2017). 2017 Undergraduate Research and Scholarship Conference.
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