Cities of Tomorrow #10

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

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Public Administration Projects

Aiud Municipality

Invest in Aiud

The purpose of this project is to bring as many potential investors as possible. The project consists of a portfolio of the most important data collected in the last year, highlighting the advantages of the city.

Being a town with a direct connection to the A10 motorway, with various land and warehouses available to rent/sell, more than 100 million RON attracted from European funds in the last five years, Aiud is starting to attract more and more attention from investors.

Tășnad municipality

Social inclusion and empowerment of Roma in Satu Mare County- Tășnad municipality

Vulnerable groups from 10 communities in Satu Mare County could be helped to integrate in the communities.

In order to be integrated into society, it requires educational services adapted for children and young people, through non-formal education, by training / empowering at least 100 young mothers; facilitating the access to employment of inactive young Roma, by acquiring the necessary information, skills and means and by mediating on the labor market; providing health services for people in vulnerable situations: 10 public baths, first aid service in 10 target communities, promoting and facilitating compliance with basic hygiene rules (on health rules and personal and collective hygiene, disease prevention, first aid, nutrition, contraception).

Another objective is to increase the local capacities in 10 communities in Satu Mare to manage the problems faced by the Roma, by training 15 health mediators and 15 community facilitators to work with Roma people. The strategic partnership involves a local authority, an umbrella entity with experience and inter-community responsibility and Satu Mare Red Cross, with valuable experience in working with vulnerable communities in Satu Mare.

Seini City

Social reintegration in Seini

The aim of this project is to improve the quality of life of the population of Seini city, improving social, educational, cultural and recreational services, as well as urban public spaces.

The project contributes to the achievement of the Specific Objective of Axis 13.1 Improving the quality of life of the population in small and medium-sized towns in Romania – Regional Operational Program 2014-2020, by ensuring – mainly among vulnerable groups – a reduction in social exclusion, school drop-out, by developing leisure opportunities, as well as by improving the accessibility and quality of urban infrastructure, consisting in the establishment of a social service (community assistance) center, the establishment of a multifunctional (educational, recreational and cultural) center, the establishment of an outdoor area of recreational activities and socializing and the modernization of the urban infrastructure which will in particular facilitate access to all these objectives.

Călărași County Council

Tourist development of the Borcea – Călărași branch – leisure tourist port

The project is part of a complex of three investments related to the strategy of developing the tourist attractiveness of Calarasi County through the sustainable exploitation of the natural area offered by the Calarasi Danube, its islands and the proximity to Bucharest and Silistra (Bulgaria).

It is a project of the Calarasi County Council approved for financing by the Ministry of Tourism, according to the Financing Contract no. 25485 / 12.08.2019. The project will be defined as a useful area for boat owners, giving the possibility to those who already have boats registered in Calarasi to benefit from optimal conditions for mooring boats, but also the increase in the number of tourists in boats from other counties, with the creation of the benefits of building the Marina. The Marina will have an aquarium for approximately 230 small and medium boats, floating pontoon system, fuel supply system, dry dock, swivel crane, launching ramp, sliding pillars for the floating assembly, supply stations used; direction dam; dams against flood protection;

commercial spaces and conference rooms; boat Repair Workshop Building; exterior arrangements.

The term of realization of the investment is 28 months and it has already started.

Călărași County Council

Improving safety of navigability on the Danube river in the Călărași – Silistra cross-border region”, known locally as “Promenade”

The purpose of the project is to improve the transport of citizens between the two communities, Calarasi (Romania) and Silistra (Bulgaria) by introducing a new means of transport on Danube river. Calarasi County Council wants to purchase an amphibious river bus, which will facilitate river transport between Calarasi and Silistra.

This project is part of a big plan for development of the infrastructure and tourism of the Calarasi area. The approach of the project has as result on one hand the implementation of systematization interventions on the land, the landscape protection of the area, and on the other hand the protection and the efficiency of the investment. The main activity it’s represented by the improvement of the infrastructure on the both sides of the Danube river in order to maintain the navigability on the secondary arm of the Danube, especially during the summer when the water falls below the usual level, but also during the winter. An improved navigable waterway will be marked, connecting by river, between Calarasi and Silistra by installing of beacons on 5 km inland waterway on the Borcea. A river station will be built on the Romanian shore. The station will have a floating pontoon, with an access gangway, pedestrian walkways and green spaces.

Călărași County Council

Leisure Zone – Călărași County Council

The implementation of the project aims to improve the area from a tourist and recreational point of view. This project is still in the phase of technical and economic documentation – feasibility study, not having funding yet and for which, as beneficiary, Calarasi County Council, has undertaken and will undertake in the future, all necessary steps to obtain funding from non-reimbursable or national funds.

The main expected objectives are to develop the prime waterfront area, to implement a complex of concept to ensure the needs of the area and to attract tourists in order to develop the town.

Through the implementation of this project, it is intended to develop a recreational area that will have

accommodation area, food court, sports fields, bicycle track, multifunctional hall with outdoor performance area, commercial building, playgrounds for children and parking.

Moinești Municipality

Sustainable mobility plan of Moinești municipality

Moinești municipality has become tourist resort (2017) and, in the near future, it will become a balneoclimateric resort.

The plan of Moinești city is to become an important tourist destination of Bacău County, a modern, dynamic and sustainable urban community that offers a high level of quality life. This will be realized through investments in road infrastructure used by public transport, increasing tourist importance of Parc Băi and central area by promoting non-motorized trips and increasing the tourist image of municipality and by modernizing the infrastructure and implementing a traffic management system, car traffic will become much more fluent.

There are two projects implemented through the Regional Operational Program – Regio 2014-2020, the value of contracts being 15 million euro. The sustainable mobility plan of Moinești municipality aims to create a sustainable transport system that meets the needs of communities in its territory, following five strategic objectives: Accessibility; Safety and security; Environment; Economic efficiency and Quality of urban environment.

Baia Mare Municipality


Through the SPIRE projects, Baia Mare city wants to start the decontamination procedures for the heavy metal polluted soils using Nature Based Solutions. Together with the partners they intend to transform some 8 hectares of land into Living Labs. These will be designed with the support of the community through design & experimentation workshops that will take place in an Innovation Hub in Millenium Square (Baia Mare). The project is using non-invasive methods and plants for remediation of heavy metal pollution. At the same time, the project supports new economies based on nature at the local level, new initiatives in the community & ideas from young people. The project partners will help to implement a virtual rewards & payments system, called iLEU (immaterial Local Environment Utility), to encourage sustainable development behaviors in the city and to support citizens’ involvement in the project, but also to obtain benefits and discounts in the future.

Baia Mare Municipality

CGTN – Cross-border Green Transport Network Baia Mare

The project is developed by Baia Mare Municipality, as partner within ”CGTN – Cross-border Green Transport Network” project, implemented during October 2019 – 31 March 2021, with the aim to improve the environmental mobility of people and goods between partner countries from Hungary-Slovakia-Romania-Ukraine.

As the traffic increase generating high levels of pollution, 6 charging stations with a power of 22 kW have been installed in Baia Mare city, near the main administrative, cultural institutions and shopping centers. In the first 3 months from the commissioning of the charging stations, 1000 cars used the facility. Having such a great success, the municipality decided to install another 9 charging stations for the electric vehicles. Also, in order to spread awareness towards environmental health, they bought an electric car used by the employees to send an example of using ecological ways of travel and encourage the citizens of Baia Mare to use new ways of transport.

Beclean Municipality

Beclean – City of the future

There are several sustainable urban mobility projects underway, through which the city is equipped with urban mobility infrastructure, more than 15 km bicycle lanes, robotics campus, benches with solar charging and Wi-Fi and electric bus transport. Sustainable urban mobility projects have managed to change the way people in Beclean travel. Today, most of them choose to ride their bikes on specially designed tracks, which was previously impossible to think of.

Buzău Municipality

Smart – Green – Circular Buzău

Buzău is a city with more than 133,000 inhabitants which wants to become a green, smart and circular city where citizens want to live.

The strategy of this project is based on the transformation of resources with negative value into tradable resources that will bring added value to the existing energy, district heating, waste management and water management systems through circular processes with increased yields and maximum economic efficiency, as well as the achievement by 2030 of the climate neutrality of the Buzău municipality.

Focșani Municipality

Rehabilitation and extension of Nicolae Bălcescu Park in Focșani

In order to become a place of attraction for all categories of citizens and animal lovers from Focșani, Nicolae Bălcescu Park needs a rehabilitation and expansion of green areas and recreational areas. The project envisages changing the configuration of the park in the center of the municipality. The alleys and the green spaces will be completely reconfigured. The green spaces will have an area of over 1.2 hectares, with shrubs, flowers and hedges. The pedestrian alleys will have a ballast foundation, concrete slabs and park-specific slab finishes. It is intended to be an attractive place for elderly and young people who want to relax, go rollerblading, skateboarding or cycling.

Sibiu Municipality

Making the Sibiu experience easier to plan! SIBIU CITY CARD

Sibiu is creating Sibiu City Card, a concept that gathers the best sights and prices in a single pass. It is a smart business instrument and marketing tool.

Sibiu City Card and Sibiu County Card suggest a tour through the city or the entire county, from museums to historical buildings and memorial houses, from historical churches to the oldest Zoo Garden in the country.

The tourist will have the option to buy them as a package, which allow them to choose whether to see all the attractions, or just to pick the ones they find more fancy. Moreover, the card even includes the public transportation fee for the entire period and will include deductions for bike rentals. This is a smart instrument set up by the City Hall to extend tourist overnight stays and include valuable sights in the county which have not reached their visibility potential.

Bucharest Municipality of District 6

Și tu poți fi RETROFIT

This project was an adventure to raise awareness among students/pupils, teachers, parents and grandparents and to develop a generation responsible for the environment and for the planet.

More than 35 practical and attractive workshops of 2 hours each were organized, the message reaching over 1000 people. The campaign was promoted by media.

The workshops taught the children about the importance of saving energy and how to do this, in close connection with the modernization work carried out at the school where they learn. All the materials were designed respecting the theme of the project, the key words around which the campaign was organized being: education, involvement, energy efficiency, renewable sources, green energy, sustainability, etc. The children were introduced to the concept of ‘energy efficiency’ through their very own answers to questions such as ‘What do we do when it’s cold outside?’. They also took part in a series of applied exercises which explained the terms of ‘convection’, ‘conduction’ and ‘radiation’, exercises that made the students happy.

Bucharest Municipality of District 6

Liniei – Bucharest Municipality of District 6

This project aims to develop a neglected industrial area from Sector 6, an abandoned railway line, where the spontaneous vegetation and the accelerated real estate developments are only some of the challenges that this area poses. Liniei Street is a potential axis of development.

It is a sustainable approach to development by creating a linear park that accompanies the railway line forming a green axis of entry to the city on the west-east direction. The main objectives of the project are to facilitate non-motorized mobility, increase the safety, improve the urban image as well as ameliorate the effects of physical and noise pollution. It contributes to climate change mitigation and adaptation as the implementation of the proposed measures will reduce greenhouse gas emissions as a result of the shift from car use to walking or the use of alternative means of transport. The Project community has gathered over 20,000 people in 2 months. In total around 4000 people who live, work or transit the targeted area have actively participated in this project.

Maramureș County

Overcoming barriers

For a better connection between the border regions of Trancarpathia (UA), Maramureș (RO) and Szabolcs-Szatmár-Bereg (HU), Maramures County will offer a computer system to allow the people who would like to travel, the option to track the buses and to buy online tickets for their trips. There will be 50 buses equipped with GPS Tracker system (sensors for monitoring the operating parameters of vehicles), sensors for monitoring air quality inside and outside vehicles, sensors for indoor temperature and humidity monitoring, alcohol test sensor and SafeDrive module (seat belt monitoring sensor), which will facilitate the transport in this region.


Green Growth

FIERBINȚI-TÂRG, would like to be a city of green and creative industries, for escaping INTO NATURE. The city will be part of the metropolitan train project of the Bucharest functional urban area. This line will connect the inhabitants of Fierbinți-Târg to opportunities in Bucharest in an easier and more sustainable way and in at the same time increase the attractiveness of the city for the residents of

Bucharest and the surrounding area. The city will also become a green research hub.

As the city has become well known thanks to the series “Las Fierbinti”, it will become a comedy hub. A studio will be developed and courses will be created in partnership with UNATC, the producers of the show and other relevant entities.

Municipality of Brasov

Green roofs for greener lives – pilot project School nr.30 Brașov

Brasov Municipality wishes to develop a green- schools’ network with a beneficial impact on children and the environment. The objectives of this project are to improve health and focus benefits for children, to educate and foster environmental responsibility, to achieve sustainability and decarbonization in the city. The overall objective is to design and create healthier and friendlier schools around the city.

Odobești, Vrancea district.

Improving the quality of life of the population from Odobești, Vrancea district.

The main objective of the Odobești city is to improve the quality of life of the by increasing the level of education, leisure opportunities and quality of urban infrastructure. The objectives of this project are: – extension of the Theoretical High School, arrangement of the sports field, alleys and access ways (necessary for carrying out educational activities for primary and secondary education) and the

building of the Astronomical Observatory on a plot of land with a total area of 4290.70 sqm.

This will be a tourist attraction, thus developing educational tourism, by visiting it by students from schools and high schools in Vrancea County but also in neighboring counties. In addition, it is intended to have a park arrangement, green spaces, modernization of roads and parkings.

Alexandria Municipality

Urban Mobility Corridor – Libertății Street – Doctor Stâncă Street”

The project aims to combat fluctuating demographics by creating an attractive environment for citizens. The project integrates investment proposals aimed at developing urban mobility by creating a network of bicycle lanes, by upgrading pedestrian paths, all with the aim of reducing road traffic with cars and reducing CO2 emissions in the Municipality of Alexandria.

Through this project, there will be electric vehicle charging stations and power points installed, green parking, urban street furniture, a bike sharing system and also a smart city system will be implemented along Libertății and Doctor Stanca streets.

Municipality of Iași

Invest in Iași

The city of Iași, the second largest city in Romania after Bucharest in terms of population, is the most important academic, economic and cultural center from the North-East region of Romania.

The municipality has embraced a sustainable, smart and inclusive growth agenda for several years. To manage the challenges and maximize the benefits of rapid growth, the municipality, the civil society and development partners (among others) have weighed interrelated financial, political, cultural, economic, and technical considerations.

Investment in cultural patrimony, schools, hospitals, infrastructure for tourism, sports and sustainable transport are their priorities and will continue to be developed. This city is changing rapidly to a regional stronghold of IT, attracting foreign companies and world-class giants.

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