Informal Settlement, Keneta, Albania
Keneta is an informal settlement of at least 30-35 thousand
people. It is a dramatic example of the high degree of migration
in Albania: since the start of the post-Communist era people have
been moving from the mountains to the cities, where they hope to
find jobs and education. They build houses on the periphery of the
cities: the settlements have no public infrastructure, and the settlers
have no citizens' rights.
The ultimate aim of the project Steps towards the urban
rehabilitation and integration of the communities in the informally
developed neighbourhood of Keneta, Durres is to create
an integration model for an informal settlement.
The Albanian NGO Co-Plan
is implementing the project, with financial and professional support
from Austria. Sibylla Zech /
and Helmut Koch / are the consultants for the project. Already back in 1998 and
1999 they have designed and executed a training program for 30 Albanian
urban planners, with whom they worked together on various thematic
areas including informal and dynamic urbanization.
The expected results of the pilot project are:
Preparation of an Urban Plan for the area, including capacity building
local government community through the urban planning process with
of Guidelines on Legalisation.
interventions in infrastructure, through co-financed community projects.
of a Neighbourhood Development Agenda.