City of Tirana, Sustainable Urban Mobility Plan

The first Sustainable Urban Mobility Plan for the capital city of Tirana, Albania

The study is part of a larger initiative called SUMSEEC II (Energy-efficient Urban Mobility in South-eastern European Countries), funded by the German Ministry for Economic Cooperation and implemented by GIZ.

TRT supported the Municipality of Tirana in the development of their first SUMP, according to the latest European guidelines. The process started in October 2019, and was finalized in July 2020.

The planning process pursued a strong collaboration with the different city departments and local stakeholders. Four large workshop were organized at relevant milestones, to guarantee the participatory approach that characterize a SUMP.

  • SUMP TiranaThe first part of the process was aimed at building a comprehensive analysis of the current city status based on previous studies, evidences collected on the field, discussions and feedbacks gathered from the stakeholders in dedicated workshop and surveys held until January 2020.
  • The second part, focused on the drafting of the planning document itself, was accompanied by series of online focus groups and questionnaires that guaranteed and facilitated the participative process despite the lockdown in Tirana during the COVID-19 pandemic outbreak in Spring 2020.


The proposed planning scenario is the result of the assessment of three alternative options by means of a Multi-Criteria Analysis. It includes a set of coordinated measures structured in six key strategies identified as founding policy pillars that respond to Tirana’s mobility challenges.


For more information

  • “SUMP for the City of Tirana”. Case study published on Eltis Platform

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Project Description

Deutsche Gesellschaft Für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ), on behalf of the Tirana Municipality


Simone Bosetti