The “Sustainable Cities” conference was organized by the French Embassy and the Romanian-French Chamber of Commerce and was held in Bucharest on May 15, 2018. The main topics addressed were future urban mobility and urban infrastructures.
French companies and representatives of local authorities, as well as various political actors, attended the conference to discuss an integrated approach to turning cities into sustainable ones. Among the invited speakers were Hervé Boisguillaume (Member of the French Ministry of Ecological and Solidarity Transition and Territorial Cohesion), László Borbely (State Councilor in the Government of Romania, Department for Sustainable Development), Radu Botez (Vice Mayor of Iasi), Sorin Chiriţă (Public Administrator in Bucharest City Hall), Cătălin Iapa (Personal Counselor of Mayor of Timişoara), Ioan Popa (Mayor of Resita).
Mr. Ioan Popa was invited at the Romanian and French municipalities panel: stakes for the cities of tomorrow, where he talked about the four components of the ongoing Resita urban regeneration: Valea Ţerovei industrial zone, Mociur – Valea Ţerovei urban regeneration site , the rehabilitation process of the Bârzavei banks and the socio-economic regeneration of the Mociur area.