The urban renewal drives theoretically a preliminary conceptual
clarification: renewal versus change. Temporally and
phenomenologically the renewal is marked by paradigms and political
influences. The article Urban Renewal in Romania propose not only a
radiography of the renewal stages superposed to the major moments of
urban change in Romania, with a closer look to the post-Communist
period ,but also a drawing of urban system perspectives in the
new context of sustainable development.
The division into periods of the evolution of the Romanian urban
phenomenon is based on a sum of elements - physical, morphostructural,
legislative and informational environment - which contribute to the
shaping of a certain level of renewal, subsequently marked by a
typological reorganization. The complexity of the urban growth makes,
however, this typology, in the shape of socio-demo-urbanistic
classifications, captures correctly the morphostructural
classification of Romania towns.
The supporting landmarks of any renewal are elements which are
immediately visible or with ulterior effects on the strategy of
spatial reorganization of a region, but not only necessarily positive.
The way of new urban renewal paradigm applied in Romania are
functionality and sustainability to small urban area and
reconstruction and reintegration to the big urban area.
A focus on the relationship between general and particular aspects
of great urban axes in the future being in subject for the decisions
makers are sintetically presented.