The pandemic reduced noise in the streets of Tirana.

The global pandemic offered to the Albanian capital the peace it had lacked for many years. Acoustic pollution measurements at the noisiest crossroads in Tirana marked a decrease of 10 dB, compared to a year ago.

"During the day the allowed level of noise pollution is 55 dB. The average at the main crossroads of the city ranges from 55 to 60 dB. During the night we continue to be within the allowed range below 40dB or below 35db "

 

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Report: Uncontrollable air pollution, but also noise is driving our cities crazy

The annual report of Co-PLAN, the Institute for Habitat Development in Albania, on air pollution, noise, and other parameters in Albania has shown that our country is not in the best days in terms of these components.

 

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Green Lung for Our Cities

The Green Lilies for Our Cities project is developing and piloting an alternative platform for monitoring and protecting the impact of air quality policies, noise pollution and urban greenery at the local level. The newly published report on air, noise, and greenery provides specific information about Tirana, Durres, Shkodra and Elbasan during 2019 and pandemics. Rodion Gjoka from 'Co-plan' was invited to Our Day where he gave more details.

 

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Gjoka: The main polluters of transport, construction, industry and housing. We have no state studies

Conversation in the studio regarding the lack of green spaces in the city of Tirana. The report, published as part of the 'Green Lilies for Our Cities' project, shows that the capital has lost 52 hectares of green space.

 

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Study: The level of air pollution in Tirana is twice the standard EU value

The level of air pollution in Tirana is above the norm set by the European Union. The sector that plays an important role in air pollution is that of transport, followed by construction activity. These data are the result of a report recently published by the Co-Planning Habitat Development Institute. Four cities, Tirana, Durres, Shkodra, and Elbasan, were monitored during the end of 2019 and the beginning of 2020. The survey was conducted in three main areas: urban air quality, noise level, and urban greenery.

 

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