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Armenia’s Transformative Urban Future: National Urban Assessment

Institutional Document | December 2019

This report identifies future urban development scenarios in Armenia that rely on strong political commitment to establish a territorial strategy that ensures balanced regional development and inclusive economic growth.

The National Urban Assessment for Armenia provides a snapshot of the country’s urban sector and offers insights to achieving prosperous and sustainable cities. Armenia is highly urbanized, with the population concentrated in Yerevan and its surrounding areas given the capital’s geopolitical, economic, and cultural legacy. Opportunities exist to develop well-planned infrastructure along with balanced resource distribution among Yerevan and other cities, while leveraging Armenia’s cultural and environmental assets.

Contents 

  • Executive Summary
  • Urban Sector Overview
    • Demographics and Urbanization
    • Economic Activities
    • Employment and Social Disparities
    • Institutional Governance and Municipal Finances
    • Regional and Urban Planning
    • Urban Property Rights
    • Housing
    • Urban Transport
    • Water and Sanitation
    • Waste and Pollution Management
    • Energy Supply and Consumption
    • Climate Change and Disaster Risks
    • Cultural Heritage and Tourism
    • Government Program for the Urban Sector
    • Urban Development Futures
    • Conclusions
  • Appendixes