European Spatial Integration: The Western Balkans Discontinuity

European Spatial Integration: The Western Balkans Discontinuity

Read full article here: European Spatial Integration: The Western Balkans Discontinuity Annual Review of Territorial Governance in Albania, I, 2018, Page 156-166 Giancarlo Cotella Summary The EU spatial agenda has progressively gained momentum since the end of the 1980s. A number of spatial strategies and visions have been produced, reflecting upon ongoing development trajectories and, more pragmatically, providing ground upon which to establish redistribution choices. This process has had to

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Territorial Governance Challenges of the Western Balkans in Europe

Territorial Governance Challenges of the Western Balkans in Europe

Read full article here: Territorial Governance Challenges of the Western Balkans in Europe Annual Review of Territorial Governance in Albania, I, 2018, Page 143-155 Co-PLAN, Institute for Habitat Development Summary The Western Balkan Network on Territorial Governance (TG-WeB) was initiated in Tirana in May 2018. Organizations from the six Western Balkan countries, supported by associates from European Union (EU) countries, joined hands to promote the concept of territorial governance and

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Energy Sector Towards the Renewable Potential in the Albanian Context

Energy Sector Towards the Renewable Potential in the Albanian Context

Read full article here: Energy Sector Towards the Renewable Potential in the Albanian Context Annual Review of Territorial Governance in Albania, I, 2018, Page 122-142 Rodion Gjoka Summary The energy sector in Albania today is a driving force toward major changes. Shifting from fossil fuels and atomic based energy sources with enormous impacts on the environment to harvesting energy from renewable resources is shaping countries and economies worldwide. But the

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Governance for Climate Change Resolution

Governance for Climate Change Resolution

Read full article here: Governance for Climate Change Resolution Annual Review of Territorial Governance in Albania, I, 2018, Page 105-121 Rodion Gjoka, Xhesika Hoxha, Kristi Bashmili Summary A broad assessment of governance and management approaches to the complex and unpredictable context of climate change, as well as the dynamic effects on social, ecological, and atmospheric systems, constitute the core subject matter of this article. In Albania, the impacts of climate

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Is ETIS a Viable Option for Fostering Sustainable Tourism?

Is ETIS a Viable Option for Fostering Sustainable Tourism?

Read full article here: Is ETIS a Viable Option for Fostering Sustainable Tourism? Annual Review of Territorial Governance in Albania, I, 2018, Page 94-104 Peter Nientied, Dritan Shutina Summary ETIS is the European Tourism Indicator System, which was proposed by the EU in 2016. This article explores whether ETIS could be a worthwhile and practical opportunity for destination governance in Albania. ETIS is more than a set of sustainable tourism

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Sustainable Tourism Development in Albania

Sustainable Tourism Development in Albania

Read full article here: Sustainable Tourism Development in Albania Annual Review of Territorial Governance in Albania, I, 2018, Page 84-93 Aida Ciro, Merita Toska Summary The importance of tourism in Albania is growing. Despite the various approaches adopted, elected governments of the past few years have recognized the potential that the tourism sector has to drive economic development. To this end, numerous strategies have been drafted both on a national

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Territorial Administrative Reform and the Decentralization Strategy – Progress towards the Desired Objectives after a Governing Mandate

Territorial Administrative Reform and the Decentralization Strategy – Progress towards the Desired Objectives after a Governing Mandate

Read full article here: Territorial Administrative Reform and the Decentralization Strategy – Progress towards the Desired Objectives after a Governing Mandate Annual Review of Territorial Governance in Albania, I, 2018, Page 69-83 Merita Toska, Anila Bejko (Gjika) Summary The decentralization process and reforms, as well as the territorial and administrative reform (TAR) and its effects in the country, were subject to extensive debates among experts and the media, especially during

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Land Development in Albania – Challenges and Innovations

Land Development in Albania – Challenges and Innovations

Read full article here: Land Development in Albania – Challenges and Innovations Annual Review of Territorial Governance in Albania, I, 2018, Page 55-68 Rudina Toto, Ledio Allkja Summary The evolution of land development in Albania has gone through several important stages since the fall of the totalitarian regime in the beginning of the 1990s. The legal framework and the instruments used for managing land development have been significantly expanded and

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Europeanisation of Spatial Planning in Albania

Europeanisation of Spatial Planning in Albania

Read full article here: Europeanisation of Spatial Planning in Albania Annual Review of Territorial Governance in Albania, I, 2018, Page 38-54 Ledio Allkja Summary This article delves into the Europeanization of the Albanian planning system. Considering Albania’s position with regard to the European integration process and the impact that the negotiations for the adoption of the sectorial European Union (EU legislations, directives, and policies) may have on the territory, it

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Albania: Towards a more Effective Financing Mechanism for Regional Development

Albania: Towards a more Effective Financing Mechanism for Regional Development

Read full article here:Albania: Towards a More Effective Financing Mechanism for Regional Development Annual Review of Territorial Governance in Albania, I, 2018, Page 24-37 Kejt Dhrami, Anila Bejko (Gjika) Summary With the approval of the National Strategy for Development and Integration (NSDI) 2015-2020 in 20161, Albania has made a significant step in establishing a proper legal/institutional framework for regional development (RD). There are, however, still important steps to be made

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