Conference in Tirana – “Next Generation Albania – A new vision for sustainable urban development” has been organized between August 24th-26th 2013. The main issues that have been discussed revolved around some specific problems encountered in Albania such as: The process of planning at the national level, Regional plans, Coastal development plans, The Tirana-Durres Metropolis, the illegal settlements, as well as ideas/functions/visions for specific buildings (The Pyramid, The National Museum, Durresi Amphitheatre etc.). Other invited guests were: Andreas Ruby, Anri Sala, Bjarke Ingels, Djamel Klouche, Caroline Poulin, Daniel Niggli, Floris Alkemade, Francine Houben, George Brugmans, Hans Ulrich Obrist, Joachim Declerck, Martin Sobota, Peter Lynn Wilson, Rainer Hehl, Valerio Olgiati, Vedran Mimica, Wolf D. Prix, Ingo von Holtz, Xaveer De Geyter, Matthias Müller, Simon Castets, Rossana Atena, Winy Maas, Pier Paolo Tamburelli and
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