The impact of airport in urban development of area HABIB YMERI
Author: PhD Researcher Habib Ymeri
Polis University, Tirana Albania
This paper explores the potential role and the impact of Tirana’s airport on urban development in the last decades especially the
impact on the future urban developments. It also highlights the most possible scenarios of urban development of the area where
the airport is located while taking in consideration the opportunities and constrains determined by various factors. Given the fact
that Tirana’s airport has a very good location and its projected future relation with other developed means of transportation
such as highways, railway etc. will enable faster transportation of people and goods, the impact of Tirana’s airport is going to
permanently grow. In addition, it will have a hugeimpact on the surrounding urban development of the area and even beyond.
Therefore, if we take into account this trend of movements, economic and social changes that have been taking place during the last
two decades, the area near the airport is going to be a reference point for future developments or toward becoming an “Aerotropolis”.
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