Cities of Tomorrow #10

From to do list to check list | April 5-12

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Civil Society Projects

Universitatea Politehnica Timisoara

The aim of this projects is bringing the real life monuments into the metaverse. They are collaborating with castle administrators, monument curators and historians to make the history more accessible nowadays, bringing it to online. Visitors can directly contribute to platform growth, socially interact and also support the real monument preservation.

Satu Mare Municipality

Smar.t.ourism–The thematic route of castles

Romania enjoys the privilege of having medieval castles and manors which should be made known and valued for their beauty and history, is rich in cultural and historical assets

This project financed by the European Union. The Satu Mare County Intercommunity Development Association is the lead beneficiary of the project, and the two partner organizations from Ukraine are: Communal Enterprise “Agency of Regional Development and Cross-Border Cooperation “Transcarpathia” of Zakarpattya Oblast Council”, and Onokivska Village Council.

The project has two specific objects. The first one is to create a joint cross-border thematic route of castles in the areas of Satu Mare and Zakarpattya and the preconditions for preservation of common historical and cultural heritage and the second one is to increase the level of promotion of cross-border tourism through the creation of a joint interactive tool (10 Augmented Reality scripts developed for castles). The expected results of the project are having new visitors both physically and online; info kiosks with touristic information, placed at or in the nearby vicinity of the castles: Livada, Mediesu Aurit, Carei (RO), and Nevitske (UA).

Satu Mare Municipality

No Waste- National Centre for Sustainable Production and Consumption

The overall objective is to connect and engage communities through technology in order to increase waste prevention, reduction and recycling, protect the environment and increase the quality of life in Tmisoara.

The technological solution consists of a “NO WASTE TIM” software application accessible on desktop and mobile that will be educational, informative, facilitating collaboration and creating new business opportunities.

The project will facilitate access to information, contribute to the improvement of public services, facilitate citizens’ connectivity to them, and lead to a reduction in the medium and long-term expenses of the local public administration

The functions of the application, once used, will contribute to inform and educate citizens, improve public services, facilitate citizens’ connectivity to them and in the medium and long term will contribute to increasing the quality of life and comfort level of citizens.

International City/county Management Association ICMA

ICMA Fundamentals of Local Government

International City/county Management Association ICMA has a training program, 12 modules focusing on the fundamentals of local government management and leadership and is based on ICMA’s Professional Development Platform – 12 practices for effective local government management and leadership. The program focuses on the extensive resources of ICMA, a world leader in research and best practice for local government. ICMA, in partnership with the Association of Public Administrators of Romania (AAPRO), offers this program to local government professionals from Romania and the Republic of Moldova. This is a pilot program with limited duration and is applied to a group of 15 city managers from Romania and the Republic of Moldova.

Asociatia Business Media Club

Schools and kindergartens in Bucharest are having since 2019 the opportunity to participate to workshops where they find out about the correct green education, based on scientific information, for maintaining the biodiversity of our country. Since February 2022 they started the TV show “Green education – Green Secret”.

They can also join thematic eco-educative trips in the nature “Journalists & kids”, for knowing the Romanian biodiversity. Another activity for them is the dissemination of this activities and other learning material in the online press and social networks, through the national and international journalistic network team.

This project builds more responsible young generation focused on Green Life and sustainability.

Timisoara Municipality

Asociatia Culturala Salvati Patrimoniul Timisoarei

The project aims Management and solutions in the relationship Timisoara – Energy – Thermal – Gas – Electricity through the complex use of local resources until total independence.

To create an energy-independent city, we need to Recover and use waste in energy production, retrofitting energy production, first step towards hydrogen production from local materials and solving community problems.

Hunedoara County


The project involves the construction of a museum that will gather and represent as faithful as possible the characteristics of the region “Ținutul Pădurenilor”, highlighted in the form of a local household in Hunedoara County. Therefore, from a volumetric and architectural point of view, it will respect both the location on the site, the constructive system and techniques, as well as the typology specific to the dwelling houses and local households, in addition to the materials used and the recovery of existing building materials. The household of Forest Land Museum will comprise of two buildings – a larger building conformed to the shape of the local churches typology, that will bring together exhibition spaces, galleries, offices, kitchen, and a smaller building – a study center consisting in a library and a space for discussions and workshops.

Asociația Turism Istoric

Forts of Culture Bucharest

The project proposes the conversion of the derelict 19th century forts around the capital as venues for culture and leisure. 31 fortifications are distributed along a 70 km- ring road, with lots ranging from 6-45ha. The entire region would benefit from this reactivation with a program of various functions like Wide spread of new venues, radially located leisure & outdoor facilities, rich cultural experience for a wider public. The investment starts from 1.5mIl€ per piece.


RE:Imagined Bucharest – ARCUB

The first edition of this program which is a support mechanism for the cultural community of Bucharest, was launched on October 28th 2021 in partnership with important private and public cultural operators. The main purpose is to build a portfolio of cultural projects ideas destined to increase access to public spaces, and to consolidate community and neighborhood identity, as well as to stimulate/generate active collaborations between individuals/artists, private entities and public sector. 33 ideas for cultural projects were selected to enter an “Incubation” phase in February 2022. The finalists (artists, urbanists, sociologists and researchers) were offered support by ARCUB and the partners of the program in further perfecting the ideas for a public pitch which will take place in March-April 2022.

Cumulus Architecture

“Ana & Copiii Center”

Cummlus is voluntarily helping a local NGO “Ana si copiii” to design and build a home of their own, fulfilling their spatial needs and attempting to create a model for contemporary education for children and young adults.

The challenge generated a dynamic building which which we’ll see developing through the next months. Their aim is to let the building itself tell a story.

Psychological center “Talpa Cristina”

Values development and vocational orientation in youth – psychological center
“Talpa Cristina”

This is a project that is focused on services, which might have a deep impact on society and economy also. The economy of Republic of Moldova suffers because of young people migration to other countries. And there are several factors that influence the young people to emigrate, like poor values system, low education, young people from low-income families, etc. In order to prevent this, the center will organize training groups for a period of 3 months where young people can discover or develop their own opportunity of living, being educated and earn money in Moldova.

The Humanity Foundation

The Humanity Foundation addresses to Traditional Chinese Medicine and Alternative medical treatments to allopathic medicine.

The project is in its infancy, or completed the investments for the functional part, accommodation, meals, heat, hot / cold water, treatments, gymnastics for elderly.


Berzei 21

GIS Berzei 21) has triggered an informal consortium of public-private stakeholders, with common mission and values, dedicated to the urban transformation of a historical unused large industrial asset in Bucharest, owned by the city municipality and located in the heart of the city, into a mixed-use center for cultural and strategic creative functions.

The project is defined as the city’s creative center, as urban commons; mixed-use socio-cultural and economic infrastructure for the neighborhood, the city and the region; touristic attractor for the city and differentiator for the city brand; sustainable through adaptive reuse of the industrial heritage

and the efficient use of all-kind of resources, qualitative public spaces and participative implementation and governance.

Institutul De Guvernanță Corporativă Și Sustenabilitate

The Greenbarrier – Corp – Institutul De Guvernanță Corporativă Și Sustenabilitate

Iasi is one of the most polluted cities in the country and in order to reduce the pollution, the project focuses in creating a green barrier by planting trees and moss on the bus stations, near benches in town and on buildings. This plant can cool and filter fine dust from the air and can absorb 2 kg of carbon dioxide per 1 m² – a small patch of moss absorbs more carbon than 275 trees. This initiative will help the environment and people’s health.

Innovation as a Need, an Opportunity and a Trademark of University Research

Pereți verzi experimentali în cadrul proiectului INNOMINCU

Within the INNOMINCU project – “Innovation as a Need, an Opportunity and a Trademark of University Research”, 3 experimental green walls were made.

The aim of the projects is to develop applied project research in the university and to promote the activation of the urban landscape in Romania through examples of sustainable landscaping solutions. The experimental projects have improved the quality of the public access space in UAUIM, having a positive impact on the academic community as well as on citizens and tourists visiting the central area of Bucharest. The access area in UAUIM now allows a more friendly interaction with both the university environment and the external environment.

Vacaresti Natural Park Association

This is a project for cities that requires the involvement of local citizens to assist in the protection and conservation of our urban biodiversity with the resulting improvement in the quality of life in our cities. In partnership with 15 organizations, 15 natural areas were found in Bucharest, including 5 in the urban and peri-urban areas of Bucharest. Natural areas should help to preserve biodiversity, encourage environmental education in nature and have an essential role in protecting cities from the impact of climate change.

BIA Arh. Viorel Crăciun

The aim of the project is the building of a collective house P+ S7E/8ER at 41 Granitului Street. The building will be supplied with energy by heat pumps and solar panels. The sufficiently large plot allows for large green areas, which can also be found on the roof.

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