Urban Planning Department at Municipality of Tirana.
Is a planner, architect and all-around urban enthusiast. He is currently working as the General Director of Planning and Urban Development at the Municipality of Tirana leading a team of 100+ architects, planners and engineers. His previous experiences include stints in the private sector, a number of successful international architecture competition results as well as a multi-year experience leading a groundbreaking planning and architecture start-up for the Albanian Government nicknamed Atelier Albania.
He has meddled with planning and development at different scales working on the national plan for Albania, the regional plan for the coast of the country, and the regional plan for the economic generator of the country, the Tirana-Durres region.
His responsibilities at the Municipality of Tirana consist of the surprises, urgencies and expectations of a bustling vibrant capital in the center of the Balkans. Collaborative creative processes, leading from behind, alternative planning methodologies, and quick and practical fixes would best describe his daily duties; but dealing with administrative bureaucracy, piles of paperwork, building permitting and cross-institutional collaboration, often gets in the way.
He is extremely passionate about architecture and planning and is currently focused on exploring innovation in urban redevelopment while employing more sustainable, implementable and functional planning methodologies.