Centre for Environmental Research and Impact Studies @ University of Bucharest

Simona R. Gradinaru

Position: Researcher

Research interests:

  • Land transformations at the urban-rural interface
  • Agricultural land abandonment
  • Food security
  • Planning and policy evaluation
  • Green infrastructure

Research projects:

  • FoodPLand – Integrating food provision in urban policies in the context of land use transformation and displacement, PN-III-P1-1.1-PD-2019-0588, UEFISCDI, 2020-2022 – Principal Investigator
  • CoPlan – Developing novel collaborative planning approaches to increase cities sustainability, PN-III-P1-1.1-TE-2019-1009, UEFISCDI, 2020-2022 – Postdoc Researcher
  • SmallGreen – Contribution of small urban green infrastructure in achieving environmental justice, PN-III-P1-1.1-TE-2019-1543, UEFISCDI, 2020-2022 – Postdoc Researcher
  • CONURB – Conceptualizing urbanization as driver of agricultural land abandonment, PN-III-P1-1.1-PD-2016-1156, UEFISCDI, 2018-2020 – Principal Investigator
  • Contribution of Spatial Planning Strategies to Romanian Urbanization Patterns: A Multi-Temporal Spatial Assessment, Fulbright Felowship Award, Michigan State University, 2018-2019 – Principal Investigator

Relevant publications:

Full publications list:

Research Gate https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Simona_Gradinaru

Google Scholar  https://scholar.google.ro/citations?user=peDFzrwAAAAJ&hl=en&oi=ao

Editorial board:

IALE-Europe (Sectetary General) https://iale-europe.eu/pattern-and-process-people-and-action

Landscape Online (member of Editorial board on strategies for land use and urban planning, green infrastructure) https://www.landscape-online.org/index.php/lo

Contact: simona.gradinaru[at]g.unibuc.ro

Twitter: @SRGradinaru https://twitter.com/SR_Gradinaru