Centre for Environmental Research and Impact Studies @ University of Bucharest

CoPLAN

Project title: Developing novel collaborative planning approaches to increase cities sustainability

Project number: PN-III-P1-1.1-TE-2019-1009

Contract no.: TE 52/2020

Funding body: Executive Agency for Higher Education, Research, Development and Innovation Funding (UEFISCDI)

Budget: 431.900 RON

Period: 2020-2022

Research team:

Constantina-Alina Hossu – Project Coordinator

Mihai-Răzvan Niță – Post-doctoral researcher

Andreea Niță – Post-doctoral researcher

Simona-Raluca Grădinaru– Post-doctoral researcher

Cristina-Gabriela Mitincu– PhD student

Andreea-Raluca Slave – PhD student

Aim

The general aim of the project is to explore collaborative planning approaches in plan-making, how effective they are for plan implementation and to devise a methodological framework for the comprehensive consideration of collaborative approaches in the Romanian planning process.

Objectives

The specific objectives of the project are:

Plan making:

(O1) to assess the forms under which collaborative planning is currently practiced;

(O2) to assess the characteristics of collaborative planning practice in urban regions.

Plan implementation:

(O3) to evaluate the effectiveness of collaborative approaches for the implementation success of a plan;

(O4) to identify the factors which explain the success/failure of collaborative planning for the implementation of a plan.

The final objective aims to devise a methodological framework for comprehensive consideration of collaborative approaches in the Romanian planning process (O5) by combining the two steps in a planning process (plan-making and plan implementation).

Main results

Articles

Hossu C.A., Iojă I.C., Mitincu C.G., Artmann M., Hersperger A.M. (2021) Assessing planning implementation using the conformance and performance approach: The case of Romania’s local environmental action plans, Journal of Environmental Management, 299, 113680

Mitincu C.G., Iojă I.C., Hossu C.A., Artmann M., Niță A., Niță M.R. (2021) Licensing sustainability related aspects in Strategic Environmental Assessment. Evidence from Romania’s urban areas, Land Use Policy, 108, 105572

Conferences

2021

Hossu C.A., Oliveira E., Niță A. (2021) European perspectives on participatory methods in strategic spatial planning, IOER Annual Conference: Space & Transformation, 22-24 September, Dresden, Germany, On-site event

Mitincu C.G., Iojă I.C., Hossu C.A., Niță A., Niță M.R. (2021) Investigating collaboration between actors in the planning and implementation of nature-based solutions, 11th International Conference on Innovation in Urban and Regional Planning, 8-10 September, Catania, Italy, On-site participation, Hybrid event

Slave A.R., Ioja I.C., Hossu C.A., Grădinaru S.R. (2021) Public’s concerns about zonal urban plans: a focus on urban green spaces, The 3rd World Conference of the Society for Urban Ecology 2020/21, 7-9 July, Poznan, Poland, On-site participation, Hybrid event

Slave A.R., Ioja I.C., Hossu C.A., Grădinaru S.R. (2021) Insights from Public Comments over Romania’s Zonal Urban Plans, IGU Commission on Geography of Governance, Annual Conference New Challenges of Local Governance in Times of Uncertainty and Complexity, Adam Mickiewicz University, 23-25 June, Poznań, Poland, Virtual event

Mitincu C.G., Iojă I.C., Hossu C.A., Niță M.R., Niță A. (2021) Collaborative aspects of nature-based solutions: strategies, plans, programs, policies, projects. EGU General Assembly, organized by Copernicus Meetings, 19-30 April, Germany, Virtual event

Mitincu C.G., Iojă I.C., Hossu C.A., Niță, M.R. (2021) Evaluarea potențialului de integrare a soluțiilor verzi în orașele din România prin adaptarea documentelor administrative naționale. National Conference “George Vâlsan”, 23-24 April, Cluj-Napoca, Romania, Virtual event

Slave A.R., Iojă I.C., Hossu C.A., Grădinaru S.R. (2021) Evaluarea opiniilor cetățenilor privind planurile urbanistice zonale. Studiu de caz: Municipiul București, National Conference “George Vâlsan”, 23-24 April, Cluj-Napoca, Romania (Premiul 2), Virtual event

Hossu C.A., Iojă I.C., Mitincu C.G., Slave A.R., Hersperger A.M. (2021) Success in environmental planning implementation. The case of Romania. International Conference “From Plans to Land Change: Dynamics of Urban Regions”, organized by Swiss Federal Research Institute WSL, 20-22 April 2021, Switzerland, Virtual event

2020

Slave R., Iojă I.C., Hossu C.A., Grădinaru S. (2020) Evaluarea opiniilor cetățenilor privind proiectele legate de amenajarea teritoriului urban. Studiu de caz: Municipiul București, Young Researchers Workshop, 20th Edition, December 4, Bucharest, Romania, Virtual Event

Mitincu C.G., Iojă I.C., Niță M.R., Hossu C.A. (2020) Challenges for nature-based solutions application in urban areas, GEOSCIENCE International Symposium 2020, 5th Edition, 20-21 November, Bucharest, Romania, Virtual Event

Hossu C.A., Iojă I.C., Mitincu C.G., Niță A., Grădinaru S.R. (2020) Collaborative planning in environmental plans: practitioners’ perspectives; International Geographical Conference Dimitrie Cantemir, 40th Edition, October 24, Iasi, Romania, Virtual Event

Mitincu C.G., Iojă I.C., Hossu C.A. (2020) The use of interview method: environmental planning and regulation processes for growing greener cities; International Geographical Conference Dimitrie Cantemir, 40th Edition, October 24, Iasi, Romania, Virtual Event

Mitincu C.G., Iojă I.C., Hossu C.A. (2020) Management of stakeholders in environmental planning documents; Socio-Ecological Practice Research for Sustainable Landscape Governance – ELI/IALE Conference, 06-08 September, Bucharest, Romania, Virtual Event

Reports

Work in progress