Limita(c)tion – How to use the limit as a concept tool of sustainable development in Shkodra

Limita(c)tion – How to use the limit as a concept tool of sustainable development in Shkodra

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Limita(c)tion – How to use the limit as a concept tool of sustainable development in Shkodra

ISBN: 978-9928-4459-9-5
DOI: 10.37199/o41004115
ISSN: 2959-4081

Author: Gian Andrea Giacobone
Affiliation:  University of Ferrara

Starting to the considerations made by the famous economist Serge Latouche about the meaning of limit, the article takes in exam the southwest part of the town of Shkodra, in particular the part which is located along the lower shore of the homonymous lake, in order
to create some own reflections around the concept of this important word. The idea is to understand the meaning of limit and its boundary and then produce many possibilities to discover and use them, to drag a border between what are the limitations and what are the possibilities of the selected area. For the French economist there are some different types of limit which are economical, geographical, political, cultural, ecological, moral and of knowledge and then we have to know what are those better for our situations and use them to improve the whole system that manages the urban development. Recently, Albania is experiencing a strong economic growth which is allowing a great overall development rather quickly. This factor allows the country to gain importance and competitiveness outside the national borders, but in the other side, it has to tackle the uncontrolled and confused urban growth which is producing informal urbanization, many infrastructure problems within the cities and incognizance of the environment preservation, in particular of the landscape. Indeed, the potential of the examined area is geographically limited by the disconnection from the main center of Shkodrä owing to the weak infrastructure of the territory, while his landscape is exposed to the urban informality derived by the political limits that are not strong enough to really control the edification in that area. The aim is to raise the border of the economic possibilities of the fragment, stimulating one of the most profitable activities of the zone, as the tourism, through the creation of new infrastructure connections and facilities around the villages. This chance can initialize the communication between the fragment and the center to facilitate the exchange flow among visitor and residents. To increase the value of the fragment, it’s also necessary rethink the mobility and its experience starting both from the ecological limits of the local ecosystem and from the laws of the general local plan, in order to preserve and promote a new sustainable development with a low impact multimodal mobility.

Publisher: Polis_press

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