In February 2018, Bucharest was the host of the sixth edition of Cities of Tomorrow conference. The central themes of the event were “reconversion and revitalization”, with a focus on urban regeneration as a sustainable approach for the development of Romanian cities.
Among the speakers were Dr. Dragoş Anastasiu (President of the Romanian-German Chamber of Commerce and Industry – AHK Romania being the event organizer), E.S. Cord Meier-Klodt (Ambassador of the Federal Republic of Germany to Bucharest), Hans-Jürgen Best (Mayor of Essen) and Mr. Ioan Popa, Mayor of Reşiţa, present at the central panel of the conference: Urban Regeneration through Industry and Tourism.
We spoke about the challenges of a city which has its development marked by industry, then stated the directions the City Hall focuses on right now: attracting investors to create new jobs, attracting developers for the functional redevelopment of former industrial areas, and mobilizing public funding for investment in infrastructure, leisure, culture.
The Sixth Edition of the Cities of Tomorrow conference also provided interactive roundtables around eight main areas (energy efficiency & energy management, EU funding, mobility, circular economy, construction law, etc.) and a projects and investment opportunities marketplace, where we presented the opportunities offered by Resita.