Architect, graduated of the University of Architecture and Urbanism “Ion Mincu” (UAUIM) Bucharest in 1982 and PhD in human geography with a thesis on the Structure and Dynamics of Human Settlements. Over 30 years of experience in urban and territorial planning and regional development. Author and co-author of more than 60 studies, researches and projects within the framework of research and design institutions or as a consultant. For the last 15 years, coordinator, consultant or member of project teams in the fields of regional development, local economic development and strategic planning. Teaching at UAUIM since 1998, as member of the Department of Urban and Territorial Planning and Development. Course leader for territorial planning, regional development, inner city areas and coordinator of the territorial planning projects. Responsible for the master programme for “Territorial Planning and Regional Development”. Author and co-author of more than 100 articles published in various journals as well as of over 15 books and scientific reports. President of the Professional Association of Romanian Planners, member of the Higher Board of the Romanian Register of Urban Planners, member of the Romanian Association of Regional Sciences. Since December 2014, VP of ISOCARP. Participating at more than 60 conferences, seminars, workshops in the fields of urban planning, geography and regional development as author of papers, organizer, curator or member of a jury.
Short presentation of the APUR organization
The Professional Association of Romanian Planners is a non-governmental, apolitical and non- profit professional organization, founded in 1990. The association brings together professionals working in the interdisciplinary field of urban and territorial planning. Its main objectives are: promoting the professional status in the field of urban and territorial planning, defining and promoting the role of urban planning in the existence and the development of the society, promoting the interdisciplinary approach as a principle of theory and practice in this field, achieving a state of balance between public and private interests, within the domain in the context of sustainable development and social and territorial cohesion, increasing the professional competence of its members, of all professionals involved in urban and territorial planning, supporting and involvement in the continuous training of professionals in the domain, defend and, where appropriate, exercise the copyright in the research field and in urban and territorial planning specific activities, assuming an active role in civil society and international representation for professionals involved in urban and territorial planning. In order to fulfil the aforementioned objectives, APUR is cooperating with central and local public administration authorities and other organizations involved in urban and territorial planning, with other similar professional associations, at national and international level.