Urban Focus | The city, yet an undiscovered place!
In 2007, IHS Romania srl presented each month an information on the main problems the cities faced.
- December 2007: Living urban
The information provided during the 12 months supported a common message: "living urban" means more than living in a city [...]
- October/November 2007: Urban violence
Economic development, more and more rapid, consistent and spectacular, is accompanied by social effects at urban level, where population is increasing because of cyclic moments of economic boom.
- September 2007: Urban knowledge
City management requires knowledge and experience, which are reflected in the decisions responsible actors take within the planning process.
- August 2007: Urban Public Space
The public space of a city encompasses functional and symbolic values which represent the place cultural identity.
- July 2007: European housing, result of urban policies
Accepting the difference in scale, the housing problems encompass similarities. An affordable housing represents a similar objective for all governments. However, the policies and tools used by governments are different.
- June 2007: Local Economic Development
In most countries in the world, the biggest part of GDP is produced in cities, therefore the interest for urban economics, and city economic development increased both at the level of public administrations and researchers/specialists.
- May 2007: Historic city centres (2)
A management plan for a historic centre, actively integrated in a contemporary city, must identify and manage the changing socio-economic conditions, and community expectations, within a complex institutional environment.
- April 2007: Historic city centres (1)
The specific character of historic city centres is based on their cultural heritage value, representing an attraction factor for residents, businesses, and visitors.
- March 2007: Green Urban Areas
In March, when spring starts, Urban Focus wants to reconsider the cities as places for living, recreation and care for nature, proposing a link to some case studies in Europe
- February 2007: Financing urban projects
Urban development projects overcome, in most cases, the financial capacity of local budgets.
- January 2007: City cleaning
Tangible assets are important in city marketing. Representative buildings, monuments, public squares with cultural value are tourist targets.
- December 2006: Urban traffic
The population and the capital migration generates a new quantitative and qualitative matrix of the infrastructure and urban services demand.