The city of Skopje was severely damaged by an earthquake on July 26, 1963. The United Nations Special Fund Skopje Urban Planning Project was established to assist the Government of SFR Yugoslavia in the elaboration of a definitive master plan for the urban renewal and development of the city of Skopje. The project started on December 1, 1964. The project was divided into 7 main working sections; built-up area survey, social survey, regional plan, master plan, housing, traffic and transportation, and infrastructure.
This image was taken in 1970 by John Schooley, FAIA, during an Urban America tour. Urban America tours allowed architects and planners to visit planned communities and meet professionals involved in their planning and continued development.
Keywords: Macedonia, Skopje (district), Skopje, construction, residential structure, housing, house, multiple dwelling, apartment houses. Submitted by John Schooley, FAIA.