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Urban Development and the (Re)use of the Communist-Built Industrial and Agricultural Sites after 1990. The Showcase of Bucharest–Ilfov Development Region

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Institute of Geography, Romanian Academy, 023993 Bucharest, Romania
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Faculty of Geography, University of Bucharest, 030018 Bucharest, Romania
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Academic Editor: Alexandru-Ionuţ Petrişor
Land 2021, 10(10), 1044; https://doi.org/10.3390/land10101044
Received: 16 August 2021 / Revised: 20 September 2021 / Accepted: 2 October 2021 / Published: 5 October 2021
(This article belongs to the Section Urban Contexts and Urban-Rural Interactions)
Urban development and changing the patterns of industry and agriculture had caused the foremost spatial and functional transformations of the post-communist period in Romania. These changes have resulted in increased land consumption, often including the reuse of abandoned or non-residential built-up areas (e.g., industrial, agricultural). By integrating spatial and statistical data, the current analysis has revealed as key features: spatial shrinkage, fragmentation, functional diversification, tertiarization and change of patterns. Using a functional change matrix, five main (re)use types have been identified and quantified: maintenance, conversion, replacement, abandonment, and demolition. Overall, between 1990 and 2018, over 50% functional losses have been recorded. View Full-Text
Keywords: urban development; built industrial and agricultural sites; Bucharest–Ilfov development region; Romania urban development; built industrial and agricultural sites; Bucharest–Ilfov development region; Romania
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Grigorescu, I.; Dumitrică, C.; Dumitrașcu, M.; Mitrică, B.; Dumitrașcu, C. Urban Development and the (Re)use of the Communist-Built Industrial and Agricultural Sites after 1990. The Showcase of Bucharest–Ilfov Development Region. Land 2021, 10, 1044. https://doi.org/10.3390/land10101044

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Grigorescu I, Dumitrică C, Dumitrașcu M, Mitrică B, Dumitrașcu C. Urban Development and the (Re)use of the Communist-Built Industrial and Agricultural Sites after 1990. The Showcase of Bucharest–Ilfov Development Region. Land. 2021; 10(10):1044. https://doi.org/10.3390/land10101044

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Grigorescu, Ines, Cristina Dumitrică, Monica Dumitrașcu, Bianca Mitrică, and Costin Dumitrașcu. 2021. "Urban Development and the (Re)use of the Communist-Built Industrial and Agricultural Sites after 1990. The Showcase of Bucharest–Ilfov Development Region" Land 10, no. 10: 1044. https://doi.org/10.3390/land10101044

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