Sustainable Urban Development Policies and Practices in Albanian. A Comparative Study with Developing Countries


  • Fabjola Dorri Universiteti i Tiranes
  • Besa Shahini



Sustainable urban development is a critical aspect of ensuring long-term economic, social, and environmental well-being in cities around the world. Albania is a developing country that faces numerous challenges in achieving sustainable urban development due to rapid urbanization, inadequate infrastructure, and limited financial resources. This paper provides a comparative study of sustainable urban development policies and practices in Albania with other developing countries.

The study analyzes the existing policies and practices in Albania and identifies the strengths and weaknesses of these policies in achieving sustainable urban development. The paper also compares the policies and practices of Albania with other developing countries. The analysis highlights the similarities and differences in policy frameworks, implementation strategies, and outcomes. A great effort will be conducted to compare the urban development based on the indicators of the urban development

The findings of the study suggest that Albania has made some progress in implementing sustainable urban development policies and practices, such as promoting energy efficiency and green spaces. However, significant challenges remain in areas such as affordable housing, waste management, sustainable transportation and urban planning. The comparative analysis also indicates that Albania can learn from the experiences of other developing countries and adopt best practices that are tailored to its local context.

In conclusion, this paper emphasizes the importance of sustainable urban development in Albania and other developing countries. It highlights the need for policymakers to develop comprehensive and integrated policies that address the economic, social, and environmental dimensions of sustainability. The study also provides recommendations for improving sustainable urban development policies and practices in Albania and other developing countries.

Keywords: Sustainable urban development, developing countries, policies and practices


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