Urban sprawl and weak regional transport in “Durana”

Pojani, Dorina and Pojani, Elona (2011). Urban sprawl and weak regional transport in “Durana”. In: Stable Local Development: Challenges and Opportunities: Regional Science Conference with International Participation Proceedings. Regional Science Conference with International Participation, Peja, Kosovo, (). 3-4 June 2011.

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Author Pojani, Dorina
Pojani, Elona
Title of paper Urban sprawl and weak regional transport in “Durana”
Conference name Regional Science Conference with International Participation
Conference location Peja, Kosovo
Conference dates 3-4 June 2011
Proceedings title Stable Local Development: Challenges and Opportunities: Regional Science Conference with International Participation Proceedings
Place of Publication Zenica, Bosna i Hercegovina
Publication Year 2011
Sub-type Fully published paper
Open Access Status File (Publisher version)
ISSN 2232-8742
1986-583X
Total pages 8
Language eng
Abstract/Summary After the fall of the communist regime, a substantial amount of residential and commercial sprawl has occurred in the Tirana metropolitan area, especially in the western and north-western side, in the direction of Durrës. The Tirana-Durrës region has become Albania’s economic powerhouse. Some urban planners are now talking about the eventual fusion of Tirana and Durrës into a new metropolis called “Durana”. Notwithstanding the importance of this region as a whole, the political power is fragmented among several municipalities, with no regional coordination. The area is served by a poor-quality regional transport system, mostly based on private cars and informal minivans. This paper provides a brief overview of regional transport issues in the Tirana metropolitan area and in the Tirana-Durrës corridors. The authors argue that strengthening the regional transport system is crucial in order to ensure a healthy future economic development and a sustainable physical growth pattern in “Durana”.
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