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From squatter settlement to suburb: The transformation of Bathore in Albania

The Bathore squatter settlement, which was formed in the early 1990s, is one of the largest in Albania. It is located near, and overseen by, the town of Kamza, a satellite of the capital. The area occupied by squatters, mostly from Northern Albania, the most impoverished region in the country, lacked any electric, water and sewer, and transportation networks. [Read more…]