Urban design, ideology, and power: use of the central square in Tirana during one century of political transformations

@article{Pojani2015UrbanDI,
  title={Urban design, ideology, and power: use of the central square in Tirana during one century of political transformations},
  author={D. Pojani},
  journal={Planning Perspectives},
  year={2015},
  volume={30},
  pages={67 - 94}
}
  • D. Pojani
  • Published 2015
  • Sociology
  • Planning Perspectives
  • This article recounts the history of urban design in the centre of Tirana, the capital of Albania, during five political periods (Ottoman Empire, Italian domination, communist regime, post-communist anarchy, and Western-style planning). Starting in the 1910s, successive governments have imposed their urban design visions for a grand city centre and tried to erase the built heritage of their predecessors, thus creating an eclectic space. In the post-communist era, the city government has made… CONTINUE READING
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