Coordinator: Pompei Cocean
Authors: Zotic Vasile, Puiu Viorel, Vrabete Mihaela, Pleniceanu Vasile, Tomescu Viorica, Ciangă Nicolae, Cocean Radu, Boţan Cristian Nicolae, Ilovan Oana-Ramona, Irimuş Ioan Aurel, Dezsi Ştefan, Surd Vasile, Moldovan Florin, Bodocan Voicu, Grigoraş Constantin, Vescan Iuliu, Ipatiov Filip, Croitoru Adina-Eliza, Şerban Gheorghe, Păcurar Alexandru, Filip Sorin, Holobâcă Iulian, Marinescu Ioan, Boengiu Sandu, Golea Cornel, Curcan Gheorghe, Marinescu Emil, Vlăduţ Alina, Popescu Liliana, Man Titus, Moldovan Sandu-Ciprian, Licurici Mihaela, Ionuş Oana, Boia Nastasia
Publisher: Presa Universitară Clujeană
Publication date: 2011
Description: 226 p., A4, 48 ill., 108 bibliographic titles, ISBN 978-973-595-257-0
Published in a socio-political context governed by a series of urban transformations, more or less successful, this new book in the Territorial Planning Series, Urban Development Strategies, edited by the Centre for Regional Geography of Babeş-Bolyai University, brings to the fore another perspective on planning a territory at micro-scale level – the city. The existing dysfunctions and disparities, either in terms of socio-economic activities and their competitiveness, the assessment of the existing natural resources and the measures taken to preserve them, or in terms of technical and tourism infrastructure that ensure the accessibility of population and the interconnectivity of settlements, as well as the foreshadowed opportunities require decisions/solutions meant to transform the respective site/area/territory in an important growth pole or gravity area. This is a role assumed by the Mayoralty of Craiova City in the first place, by the strategy developer in the second place and subsequently acknowledged and rendered accountable by the local community. With an important concentration of medical and higher education specializations, an emerging economy, with steps directed from the traditional industries to industries with strong innovative character, and a strong entrepreneurial character of the locals, Craiova stands out as a city with transnational metropolitan valences, where tradition is complemented, and not suppressed, by an innovative environment. The proposed strategic vision envisages precisely these defining features of the city of Craiova. Improvement in the quality of life or the existence of an efficient public administration, coupled with an increased capacity to support the local community are the main goals of this strategy, expressed as intentions within the formulated development directions, objectives, concrete measures and actions.