City Development Strategy Project for Tirana, Albania

Funding bodies

Cities Alliance


Started March 2011, ongoing


To formulate a Long Term Strategic Framework for Tirana’s Sustainable Development.


Appointed by Mott McDonald Consultants to develop an integrated Upgrading Strategy for Informal Settlements as part of the preparation of a City Development Strategy for the capital, Tirana. Following a review of literature, field work was undertaken in March 2011 and reports prepared in May 2011. Following the local elections that month, the Mayor of Tirana was replaced and the project put on hold. It is being revived and work is expected to resume in May, 2012.

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