In 2007, IHS Romania srl presented each month an information on the main problems the cities faced.
The information provided during the 12 months supported a common message: "living urban" means more than living in a city [...]
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.
City management requires knowledge and experience, which are reflected in the decisions responsible actors take within the planning process.
The public space of a city encompasses functional and symbolic values which represent the place cultural identity.
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.
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.
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.
The specific character of historic city centres is based on their cultural heritage value, representing an attraction factor for residents, businesses, and visitors.
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
Urban development projects overcome, in most cases, the financial capacity of local budgets.
Tangible assets are important in city marketing. Representative buildings, monuments, public squares with cultural value are tourist targets.
The population and the capital migration generates a new quantitative and qualitative matrix of the infrastructure and urban services demand.