Irakli Zhvania

Irakli is an architect and urban designer consulting for a number of local and international organisations. He previously taught the history and theory of city planning.

Opinion | The far-reaching reasons for the Batumi tragedy

The collapse of a residential building in Batumi that took the lives of nine people, including three children, shook Georgia.

Opinion | Lack of care and forethought hold back Tbilisi’s development projects

Tbilisi and its inhabitants are accustomed to major renovations at election times — a ‘tradition’ for politicians and city administrations. Such timely expressions of care for the city started under the United National Movement and have continued with Georgian Dream.

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