How Participatory is Participatory Budgeting… with Adrian Dohotaru

Reflections Associated with Participatory Budgeting in a New Edition of the CGR Meetings

Popularizing Science among the General Public

The Centre for Regional Geography at the European Researchers’ Night

Practical Training in Ţinutul Pădurenilor, 9-12 May 2022

Services for Updating Strategic Support Documents – The Maramureş County Spatial Plan

Announcement: Practical training in Ţinutul Pădurenilor, 9-13 May 2022

Perceptions on “Smart” Planning in Timişoara

Timişoara: Between “Strong Development” and “Smart Development”

Territorial Development, with or without Planning?

Geographical Introspections on Territorial Planning from the West University of Timişoara

About Climate Services from the Perspective of a Climatologist

Climate: from Resource to Threat to Regional Development

International Conference Creativity, Culture, Development, Timișoara, 11-12 November 2021

Bridging Regional Responses to Marginalization and Disparities in a Globalized World, 9-10 August 2021, Cluj-Napoca, Romania

Analysis of the occurrence probability of water-related hazards. Case study: the upper basin of the Ilişua River and the flood-prone sections of the local administrative unit of Târlişua, Bistriţa-Năsăud County

Women, involved in structures representing urban voters in Romania

Working visit to creative spaces in Cluj-Napoca, 21-25 June, Cluj-Napoca, Romania

Creation of a spatial database of drone imagery and vector and 3D derivatives

The Role of Women in the Romanian Electoral Process

The Centre for Regional Geography (CGR) is a research unit within the Babeş-Bolyai University of Cluj-Napoca, focused on complex research, namely fundamental research, applied research and delivery of services to the community, in the field of regional geography, and territorial arrangement and planning.

CGR was founded in 2003 and accredited by the National University Research Council (CNCSIS) in 2004. It was born from the need of institutionalizing a new research direction initiated by Professor Pompei Cocean at the Faculty of Geography, in 1997, when the Inter-County Spatial Plan – The Inter-County Contact Area of Cluj, Bihor, Bistriţa-Năsăud, Maramureş, Mureş, Satu Mare, Sălaj was won, an exceptional project in terms of theoretical, methodological and practical load. This was followed, in a logical connection, by other important projects and research grants that led to a real specialization in the field of spatial planning and in the elaboration of development strategies for all known regional taxa – region, county (zone), microregion, city or commune.

As a result, the programme of the centre aims at state-of-the-art regional approaches to assessing the natural and human potential of various geographical units and subunits, spatial planning, economic and social development strategies at regional, zonal, microregional, or local level, areas, poles and axes of spatial gravity, economic, social or infrastructural disparities, territorial cohesion, etc. A recent concern for a group of researchers at CGR is the issue of geographical mental spaces, where their contributions have already become significant.

Centre for Regional Geography in figures, 2003-2022


The "CGR Meetings" series of events, 2018-2022

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The 24th edition of the CGR Meetings, 04/11/2022


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Book Release

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04/11/2022 – The 24th edition of the CGR Meetings: Participatory Budgeting: Between Emancipation and Embezzlement. Speaker: Adrian Dohotaru, researcher and activist, Executive Director of the Sustainably Organized Society Association – S.O.S. Cluj

29/09/2023 - The Centre for Regional Geography at the European Researchers' Night