Reconstructing a city in the interests of its children: Tirana, Albania, 2015-2019

Erion Veliaj became mayor of Tirana, Albania, in 2015. The city was growing quickly, with pollution from construction work and traffic threatening the health and well-being of infants, toddlers and caregivers.

This case study explains how Veliaj’s administration won public trust and found the budget to prioritize reforms for the city’s youngest residents, including building new parks, playgrounds, nurseries, schools and pedestrian spaces.

We have commissioned an ongoing series of case studies on our partnerships exploring ways to take services for babies, toddlers and caregivers to scale.

Our case studies with Princeton University look at implementing Urban95 from a municipal leadership perspective in various cities around the world.

Browse all Management case studies here.