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The university in the street
Bringing the contents of landscape and urbanism teaching to future professionals from the earliest age

The European Commission encouraged Romanian stakeholders for science communication and outreach at the end of September - begin of October. Among the events were Urban Fest and Research Night. Professionals took the public spaces presenting the future profession to the wide public, including a number of children. This was true also for education in urban planning and landscape from the "Ion Mincu" University of Architecture and Urbanism.

Urban and landscape planning at Urbanfest
Corina Chirila 2016 / CC BY
Urban and landscape planning at Urbanfest
UrbanFest is an event promoted by the representance of the European Commission in Romania, together with the Ministry for Regional Development and Public Administration and with DG Regio. The event took place 1-3 October 2016 in the Revolution square. At the event there was a booth of the Association of the urban planning and landscape graduated in Romania. The booth presented in an interactive way the image of the profession in shape of three participative games along with some posters about the Faculty, the master plan, and student projects in urban recycling and landscape. Also a project done for the Municipality of Bucharest in frame of the candidacy for Bucharest capital of culture, already reported on, was presented. This concerned the creative potential of public spaces. This was also the focus of the first participative game: what can happen in the inactive spaces. For some of these spaces (ex. Favorit cinema) there were citizen initiatives. The second game was dedicated to identify problems and potentials of housing quarters. Romania has a number of such quarters of blocks of flats from the postwar time, with functional segregation. The third game was a puzzle with the centre of Bucharest. 

The day before, the 30th of September, the European Commission called for a similar initiative in highlighting the research dimension of the future profession. The Marie Curie resarcher night took place in the university square, and the Centre for Architecture and Urban Studies represented the university with posters, publications and a model of an urban area at Popa Soare area of Bucharest, which was a highlight of how architects, urban planners and landscape architects shape the future of the city for the young and not so young visitors.


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Report on UrbanFest activities of AAUPR by Corina Chirila

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01. Feb 2017
Reported by Maria BOSTENARU DAN

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