Event Title

Urban design of Tirana city

Session

Architecture and Spatial Planning

Description

Albania is experiencing the environmental crises characterized by the rapid growth of the cities, lack of urban waste management and extensive and intensive damage caused to ecosystems. A worldwide alarm was raised in the last decades, on environmental protection and high level of carbon in the atmosphere. This crisis is also the result of inappropriate design and planning of our cities. The shape of our cities is a design decision. It is time to build a new relationship between dwellers and nature. This paper argues about the existing urban form and design of Albanian metropole, Tirana. In order to reach Eco city model and to design with green, it is necessary to read and understand the existing pattern and design. Surveying of the last 30 years of Tirana city design and planning, is going to raise the question: Are we designing the eco city of tomorrow? Decision making and Stakeholders, laws and regulations, planning processes, architectural and construction design, are going to be question in order to achieve a well understanding of today situation. Strategies and actions to plan and to manage a sustainable and healthier city are the main objectives of this thesis. So the real question is not whether we will grow, but how and where.

Keywords:

Eco-city, Urban design, Smart growth, Urban Sprawl, Sustainability Legislation Framework, Land ownership, Illegal/ Informal constructions

Session Chair

Binak Beqaj

Session Co-Chair

Elvida Pallaska

Proceedings Editor

Edmond Hajrizi

ISBN

978-9951-437-69-1

Location

Pristina, Kosovo

Start Date

27-10-2018 9:00 AM

End Date

27-10-2018 10:30 AM

DOI

10.33107/ubt-ic.2018.31

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Urban design of Tirana city

Pristina, Kosovo

Albania is experiencing the environmental crises characterized by the rapid growth of the cities, lack of urban waste management and extensive and intensive damage caused to ecosystems. A worldwide alarm was raised in the last decades, on environmental protection and high level of carbon in the atmosphere. This crisis is also the result of inappropriate design and planning of our cities. The shape of our cities is a design decision. It is time to build a new relationship between dwellers and nature. This paper argues about the existing urban form and design of Albanian metropole, Tirana. In order to reach Eco city model and to design with green, it is necessary to read and understand the existing pattern and design. Surveying of the last 30 years of Tirana city design and planning, is going to raise the question: Are we designing the eco city of tomorrow? Decision making and Stakeholders, laws and regulations, planning processes, architectural and construction design, are going to be question in order to achieve a well understanding of today situation. Strategies and actions to plan and to manage a sustainable and healthier city are the main objectives of this thesis. So the real question is not whether we will grow, but how and where.