Ledio Allkja

Lecturer in Territorial Planning


Planning & Management


Dr. Ledio Allkja is a lecturer of urban planning. He is engaged in modules of Planning Systems and EU Territorial Policies. Ledio has conducted his doctoral research at the Technical University of Vienna on the topic of “Unravelling the Complexity of Europeanisation of Spatial Planning Systems, Case of Albania” concluding with exellent evaluation (2020). Additionally, Ledio has finished his master studies at the Radboud University of Nijmegen on European Spatial and Environmental Planinng (2012) and his Bachelor Studies at University of the West of England, Bristol (2011). Beyond academic engagement, Ledio has been the chair of the Young Academics Network of AESOP (Association of European Schools of Spatial Planning). He is also engaged in the proffesional field of planning as a consultant in several projects at Co-PLAN, Institute for Habitat Development. He has been part of the working group for the preparation of the National Spatial Plan of Albanian, the Integrated Cross-Sectorial Plan of the Tirane-Durres economic area and the Integrated Cross-Sectorial Plan for the Coast. Ledio is part of different research projects and has various publications at international and national level. He is part of the editorial board of the scientific journal PLANNEXT and Editorial Manager of the journal Annual Review of Territorial Governance in the Western Balkans.


Sıla Ceren Varış Husar, Asma Mehan, Rüya Erkan, Tjark Gall, Ledio Allkja, Milan Husar & Mennatullah Hendawy (2023) What’s next? Some priorities for young planning scholars to tackle tomorrow’s complex challenges, European Planning Studies, DOI: 10.1080/09654313.2023.2218417

Allkja, Ledio & Toto, Rudina & Boka Toska, Merita & Dhrami, Kejt & Delli, Gerti & Muka, Rea & Sokoli, Imeldi. (2022). TOOLBOX FOR INTEGRATING DISASTER RISK MANAGEMENT INTO ALBANIAN MUNICIPAL PLANNING AND BUDGETING Technical Annex: Guideline to create, unify and manage data on the local level for disaster risk management Japan-World Bank Program for Mainstreaming Disaster Risk Management in Developing Countries The Global Facility for Disaster Reduction and Recovery (GFDRR). 10.13140/RG.2.2.32665.90726.

Allkja, Ledio & Dhrami, Kejt. (2021). Territorial governance of cultural heritage through spatial planning in Albania and Kosovo. European Spatial Research and Policy. 28. 43-62. 10.18778/1231-1952.28.2.03.

Hoxha, Eliza & Buza, Dea & Allkja, Ledio. (2021). The Challenge of Public Participation: Evidences from Albania and Kosovo. 10.1007/978-3-030-72124-4_4.

Allkja, Ledio. (2021). The Europeanisation of Spatial Planning in Albania: Opportunity or Threat?. 10.1007/978-3-030-72124-4_9.

Allkja, Ledio. (2020). From neighbourhood self-organisation to city building:: the case of Bathore, Kamëz (Albania). 10.2307/j.ctv114c740.18.