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Romania urgent Spatial Planning issues
  Romania National Spatial Structure Metro Matrix Archetype approach
  Romania is confronting a moment where the Planning framework set in place 20 years ago requires revision. The objective would be to adapt the aspects that have presented insufficiencies and reinforce the ones that have proved to provide satisfactory results. The comprehensive revision of the system allows introducing aspects of social capital improvement and human resource development in the context of planning.

Compulsory planning must not be the only source of legitimation for decision-­‐making. More subtle aspects of collaborative planning between Civil Society and Government, between the Private sector and the Administration should be introduced. Instruments like indicative Strategic Planning can provide the framework for the necessary dialogue.

The results of this dialogue can then be translated into more precise Spatial Planning. The capacity of a comprehensive vision of the needs of Romania society, its integration with a broader European framework and attending to the needs of the population in a bottom-­‐up approach can achieve the flexibility and rapid response that Strategic discussion can bring to the Governance process. Integrating scales, sectors, objectives, time, instruments and capacities has been the aim of the proposals for a set of National mechanisms to address the issue of Planning included in this report.

This report’s aim is simply to foster the necessary discussion to find the right set of decisions that will address these issues for Romania.
Spatial Planning International case studies
  International regional and metropolitan Spatial Planning case studies
  Spatial Planning involves all the components of development: Economic, Social, Environmental and Governance. It addresses as well the five main sectors of the Physical system: Environment (Green Infrastructure), Transport (Grey Infrastructure), Productive Activities, Social Facilities and Housing.

World wide case studies might help to understand the complex processes involved. None of them should be replicated. Governance is unique to every country and society and though technologies might be world wide the selection, adaptation and application to every place is unique and the correct blend can only be produced by the sensibility of the society which is going to host them.

Here is a set of examples that can be particularly relevant for the Romania case.