The anthropization of the Tirana-Durra region Case Study: Former Durrës Swamp


  • Armela Reka


Anthropization, Urbanization, Urban Pressure, Densification, Land Use, Geospatial Analysis


Anthroposizing is the transformation or adaptation of the environment to meet the needs of humans. This phenomenon in its most advanced stage in the territory recognizes the process of urbanization. The process of anthropization, which leads to urbanization, is mainly related to the alienation of land use. In the area of ​​the former Swamp of Durrës, the change in land use has come gradually, leading to intensive urbanization. Some of the anthropizing processes that lead to urbanization are: covering the land with inert materials, fragmentation of habitats for different purposes, land occupation for future investment purposes. We are already in a transitional phase. The need to preserve this area is threatened by the effect of population growth, uncontrolled population movement and their activities. This prolonged anthropization process developed over 30 years has created strong environmental impacts in the area, translating once again the alienation of the land, the creasing of the land and different uses. All these alienations have caused the swamp to take on its characteristics such as: oversaturation with water and the creation of bogs. Anthropogenic activity is always increasing, causing "urban surprises"




How to Cite

Reka, A. (2023). The anthropization of the Tirana-Durra region Case Study: Former Durrës Swamp. Interdisciplinary Journal of Research and Development, 9(2). Retrieved from