Perceptions on “Smart” Planning in Timişoara

Perceptions on “Smart” Planning in Timişoara Starting from the experience gained in urban planning, Lecturer Sorin Pavel, PhD, the guest of the CGR Meetings, aroused the participants’ attention with a presentation associated with the dynamics of some territorial phenomena in…

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

Timişoara: Between “Strong Development” and “Smart Development” The March edition of the CGR Meetings proposes to the public interested in territorial development a discussion associated with the challenges launched by the local authorities in the City of Timişoara. The guest…

Territorial Development, with or without Planning?

Territorial Development, with or without Planning? The guest of the 22nd edition of the CGR Meetings was Nicolae Popa, Professor at the West University of Timişoara, Faculty of Chemistry, Biology, Geography, Department of Geography and Head of the Centre for…

Geographical Introspections on Territorial Planning from the West University of Timişoara

Geographical Introspections on Territorial Planning from the West University of Timişoara The guest of the December edition of the CGR Meetings is Nicolae Popa, Professor at the West University of Timişoara, Faculty of Chemistry, Biology, Geography, Department of Geography and…

About Climate Services from the Perspective of a Climatologist

About Climate Services from the Perspective of a Climatologist In Professor Adina-Eliza Croitoru’s opinion, the guest of the October edition of the CGR Meetings, climate fulfils a triple role: of resource (in terms of its renewable energy potential, the cultural…

Climate: from Resource to Threat to Regional Development

Climate: from Resource to Threat to Regional Development A new debate under the auspices of the Centre for Regional Geography will take place on 27 October 2021, at 12:00. The guest of this edition is Professor Adina-Eliza Croitoru, member of…

Women, involved in structures representing urban voters in Romania

Women, involved in structures representing urban voters in Romania The role of women in the structures representing the Romanian voters is in line with the same upward trend that defines other states in Western Europe, voters in urban residential areas…

The Role of Women in the Romanian Electoral Process

The Role of Women in the Romanian Electoral Process The June edition of the CGR Meetings brings into discussion a topic from the political sphere, but connected to the territorial reality and to the categories of voters in Romania. Depending…

With a Socio-Political Issue from Cameroon at the CGR Meetings in Cluj-Napoca

With a Socio-Political Issue from Cameroon at the CGR Meetings in Cluj-Napoca The April edition of the CGR Meetings hosted a presentation delivered by Professor Sergiu Mişcoiu, from the Faculty of European Studies and Director of the Center for African…

About African Authoritarian Clientelism … at a New Edition of the CGR Meetings

About African Authoritarian Clientelism … at a New Edition of the CGR Meetings The guest speaker at the April edition of the CGR Meetings is Professor Sergiu Mişcoiu, from the Faculty of European Studies and Director of the Center for…

Sensory Maps in Urban Environment

Sensory Maps in Urban Environment The guest of the March edition of the CGR Meetings, architect Daniela Maier, gave a presentation on urban morphology and rhythms. More than 40 cities around the world were analysed from the perspective of their…

Morphology and Urban Rhythms

Morphology and Urban Rhythms The debates within the CGR Meetings, associated with the dynamics of some phenomena in the territory, continue with a presentation associated with this topic. The guest of the March edition is Daniela Maier, Architect, President of…

Awareness Reflections of the Built Heritage during the 17th Edition of the CGR Meetings

Awareness Reflections of the Built Heritage during the 17th Edition of the CGR Meetings Guest of the January 2021 edition of the CGR Meetings, architect Szabolcs István Guttmann launched a discussion associated with how urban historical monuments can be preserved…

From a Sustainable Management of the Built Heritage to Regional Development

From a Sustainable Management of the Built Heritage to Regional Development Dr. Szabolcs István Guttmann, Architect, Vice-President of the Order of the Romanian Architects, Transylvania Branch, and expert for the Ministry of Culture on the protection of monuments and historical…

New Research Directions in the Private Insurance Sector

New Research Directions in the Private Insurance Sector Starting from the testing of several research hypotheses on how the density of private health insurance in Europe is influenced, Associate Professor Codruța Mare, PhD, the guest of the CGR Meetings in…

Spatial Effects on the European Private Health Insurance Market

Spatial Effects on the European Private Health Insurance Market The importance of the insurance sector for the European countries, regardless of their level of development, can be seen from the perspective of life/health insurance, car insurance, and agricultural insurance. This…

Model of good practice in tourism digitalization

Model of good practice in tourism digitalization The Transylvania Mountain Festival organizers’ interests have materialized in an ongoing project, implemented in partnership with the Faculty of Geography within Babeş-Bolyai University of Cluj-Napoca, to digitize the mountain activities in the Carpathian…

Digital Challenges for Active Mountain Tourism

Digital Challenges for Active Mountain Tourism During July 2020, Transylvania Mountain Festival, in partnership with the Faculty of Geography within Babeş-Bolyai University of Cluj-Napoca, ran an internship programme designed for students – Mountains of Romania for Active Tourism | Adventure…

Examples of Good Practice in Urban Spaces or How a Living Lab Works

Examples of Good Practice in Urban Spaces or How a Living Lab Works Urban dynamics and the transformations that appear mainly in urban spaces arouse the interest of specialists from various fields of activity. Bogdana Neamţu, Associate Professor at Babeş-Bolyai…

Innovation and Experiment in Contemporary Cities

Innovation and Experiment in Contemporary Cities The role of innovation in urban dynamics is increasingly brought forward. For this reason, in the June edition of the CGR Meetings, Bogdana Neamţu, Associate Professor at Babeş-Bolyai University, Faculty of Political, Administrative and…

“Green” Lessons in the Pandemic

“Green” Lessons in the Pandemic The coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic has brought for each of us new moments of reflections, either related to the evolution of certain phenomena or areas and readjustment to the new contexts created or on how each…

Lessons in the Pandemic. How Can Cluj-Napoca Apply for the European Green Capital Award?

Lessons in the Pandemic. How Can Cluj-Napoca Apply for the European Green Capital Award? A new debate under the aegis of the Centre for Regional Geography will take place on Thursday, 28 May 2020, at 10.00 a.m., via Zoom platform….

“CGR Meetings” – 12 Editions of Debates on Regional Development and Territorial Planning

“CGR Meetings” – 12 Editions of Debates on Regional Development and Territorial Planning The Centre for Regional Geography celebrates ONE YEAR of events generically entitled “CGR Meetings”, dedicated to specialists working in the field of regional development and territorial planning,…

Romania – a State without an Integrated Network of Cycling and Pedestrian Tourism Routes

Romania – a State without an Integrated Network of Cycling and Pedestrian Tourism Routes The guest of the February edition of the CGR Meetings was Radu Mititean, lawyer, Executive Director of “Napoca” Cycling Club and President of the Romanian Cyclists’…

How “Green” Is Mobility in Romania?

How “Green” Is Mobility in Romania? The guest of the February edition of CGR Meetings is Radu Mititean, lawyer, Executive Director of “Napoca” Cycling Club and President of the Romanian Cyclists’ Federation. With a pioneering role in all that means…

Regional Inequalities in Romania – A Topic of Current Research and A Challenge for the Post-2020 Programming Period

Regional Inequalities in Romania – A Topic of Current Research and A Challenge for the Post-2020 Programming Period The Centre for Regional Geography hosted another presentation in the series of CGR Meetings on 16 January 2020. The presentation on Regional…

Regional Inequalities in Romania – Topic of Debate at the “CGR Meetings”

Regional Inequalities in Romania – Topic of Debate at the “CGR Meetings” The Centre for Regional Geography continues the series of CGR Meetings in 2020. The January guest is Professor József Benedek and the topic proposed for debate is Regional…

How Can a Village Become Remarkable?

How Can a Village Become Remarkable? The last edition of this year’s CGR Meetings, hosted by the Centre for Regional Geography, was marked by the activity of Cluj Cultural Centre, an NGO from Cluj-Napoca. The presentation was focused on some…

About “Remarkable Romania”

About “Remarkable Romania” In December, the Centre for Regional Geography hosts the presentation of the partial results of the Remarkable Romania project, managed by Cluj Cultural Centre. The project aims to create a network of settlements connected by the cultural…

The 9th Edition of the CGR Meetings – Under the Sign of Interdisciplinarity

The 9th Edition of the CGR Meetings – Under the Sign of Interdisciplinarity The November edition of the CGR Meetings brought to the fore other perspectives on geography and territorial planning, through the contribution of psychology as a science. The…

On Psychological Maps and Geographical Psychology with Professor Daniel David

On Psychological Maps and Geographical Psychology with Professor Daniel David The existing connection between psychology, geography and territorial planning and the exploration of new research frontiers are the main topics of debate at the November edition of the CGR Meetings….

Role of Geographers in Spatial Planning Studies

Role of Geographers in Spatial Planning Studies The eighth edition of the “CGR Meetings” continued the discussions associated with the issue of territorial development through a debate focused on the geographical dimension of the spatial planning studies. The topic proposed…

A New Series of Debates on Territorial Development at the Centre for Regional Geography

A New Series of Debates on Territorial Development at the Centre for Regional Geography Beginning with October 2019, the “CGR Meetings” series continues with a new topic “How to amplify the geographical dimension of studies on territorial planning?”. The guest…

How to Mitigate or Avoid Certain Strategic Planning Errors?

How to Mitigate or Avoid Certain Strategic Planning Errors? Whether we are talking about methodological, perspective, focus, or elaboration errors encountered in various strategic planning documents, the debate initiated by Radu Cocean, Lecturer at the Faculty of Economics and Business…

About Errors in Spatial Planning Documents

About Errors in Spatial Planning Documents The dialogue with stakeholders in regional planning and development will continue also in June. The guest speaker of the month is Radu Cocean, Lecturer at Babeş-Bolyai University, Faculty of Economics and Business Administration. The…

Proactive Participation in Urban Space, with the Architect Eugen Pănescu

Proactive Participation in Urban Space, with the Architect Eugen Pănescu The long-term design experience in architecture, urban and territorial planning of the guest speaker at the May edition of the CGR Meetings, the architect and urban planner Eugen Pănescu, translates…

Negotiation of Normality … with Eugen Pănescu, Architect and Urban Planner

Negotiation of Normality … with Eugen Pănescu, Architect and Urban Planner The guest speaker at the May edition of the CGR Meetings is Eugen Pănescu, architect and urban planner, member of several professional forums in the field of architecture, urban…

Why is Spatial Planning Important? … Today

Why is Spatial Planning Important? … Today The most important motivation for the debate on 8th April 2019, which was initiated by the presentation given by Marcel Ionescu-Heroiu, Senior Urban Development Specialist at the World Bank, focused on the idea…

Why Is Spatial Planning Important?

Why Is Spatial Planning Important? Why is Spatial Planning Important? is the title of the next presentation hosted by the Centre for Regional Geography. Marcel Ionescu-Heroiu, Senior Urban Development Specialist at the World Bank, proposes a dialogue with all those…

Magnet Cities, a World Bank Report Discussed in the Geographical Academic Environment

Magnet Cities, a World Bank Report Discussed in the Geographical Academic Environment The findings of the report Magnet Cities. Migration and Commuting in Romania were presented on the 21st of March 2019 also at the Centre for Regional Geography as…

How Attractive Are the Romanian Cities? – A New Debate in the Series of “CGR Meetings”

How Attractive Are the Romanian Cities? – A New Debate in the Series of “CGR Meetings” A new presentation in the series of “CGR Meetings” will be given by Dr. Marius Cristea, Consultant in the World Bank’s office in Bucharest,…

An “Intelligent” Debate on Urban and Territorial Planning

An “Intelligent” Debate on Urban and Territorial Planning On Thursday, 28 February 2019, the Centre for Regional Geography hosted the third event in the series of CGR Meetings. The event was marked by the presentation on Intelligent Territories given by Claudiu-Daniel…

The Series of “CGR Meetings” Continues with a Debate on Intelligent Territories

The Series of “CGR Meetings” Continues with a Debate on Intelligent Territories A new debate on territorial development will be held on Thursday, February 28, 2019, at 4 p.m., at the headquarters of the Centre for Regional Geography, 5-7 Clinicilor…

New Debate in the Series of “CGR Meetings” Placed under the Sign of Love for the City

New Debate in the Series of “CGR Meetings” Placed under the Sign of Love for the City During the second event, a debate on the Urban Planning Landmarks of Cluj-Napoca, architect Ionel Vitoc and the debate participants brought new reflections…

Urban Planning Landmarks of Cluj-Napoca – A New Debate in the Series of “CGR Meetings”

Urban Planning Landmarks of Cluj-Napoca – A New Debate in the Series of “CGR Meetings” The Centre for Regional Geography continues the series of debates “CGR Meetings” with the second event, a debate on “Urban Planning Landmarks of Cluj-Napoca”. The…

The Presentation on “Urban Mobility in Cluj-Napoca” Opens the Series of Debates under the Heading “CGR Meetings”

The Presentation on “Urban Mobility in Cluj-Napoca” Opens the Series of Debates under the Heading “CGR Meetings” Associate Professor Norbert Petrovici, from the Faculty of Sociology and Social Work at Babeş-Bolyai University, gave a presentation on Urban Mobility in Cluj-Napoca…

The Centre for Regional Geography Initiates the Series of “CGR Meetings”

The Centre for Regional Geography Initiates the Series of “CGR Meetings” Beginning with December 2018, the Centre for Regional Geography initiates a series of meetings aimed at discussing territorial development issues. The meetings are addressed to academics, researchers, students, and…