Doc. Dritan Shutina

Executive Director of CO-Plan Institute for Habitat Development

Dritan Shutina is the Executive Director of Co-PLAN, the Institute for Habitat Development, since 2005, which he co-funded back in 1995. He is also one of the founders of Polis University, the International School of Architecture and Urban Development Policies, where he teaches strategic planning. He graduated in Civil Engineering and furthered his postgraduate studies in Public Policy, Land and Building Valuation, Urban and City Development, both in European and American institutions; currently in process of completing his doctoral studies in the field of architecture and urban planning.

Institutional and Governance Expert, with over 20 years of experience in matters of governance, strategic planning, participatory processes, and regional development. Currently part of the working group established by the Government of Albania for the implementation of the Regional Development Management Reform.

Extensive experience in the capacity of Regional Development and Governance Expert in projects such as the Regional Development Program, and Integrated Support for Decentralization. Collaborated with numerous donor funded programs / projects (both in Albania and the wider region) including with the Austrian Development Agency, Swiss development Cooperation, USAID, the EU, the Dutch Government, the World Bank, etc.

title: The Albanian Urban Mix - From Utility to Livability