Respect for context
Centrul Civic – Bucharest
The last city analysed in this study is the capital of Romania – Bucharest. The city experienced an earthquake in 1977 which resulted in significant redevelopment following the vision of the dictator – Nicolae Ceaușescu. The project embraced the creation of a large, representative district consisting of, among other buildings, the House of the Republic (present-day Parliament), major public institutions as well as Alba Iulia Square
Wiktor Głowacki, Janusz Komenda, Magdalena Zalasińska, Ilona Morawska and František Imrich
In 2003 the Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland, Romania, Serbia, Slovakia, and Ukraine signed a Framework Convention on the Protection and Sustainable Development of the Carpathians, referred to as the Carpathian Convention ( Conference of Plenipotentiaries for Adoption and Signature of The Framework Convention On The Protection And Sustainable Development Of The Carpathians [CPA], 2003 ). Spatial planning and cultural heritage have both been declared as areas of cooperation between countries party to the convention. Article 5 of the Convention
the chance for an economic re-boost and social growth in urban areas, where heavy industry used to play a key role - an example is the regeneration of the Galati neighbourhood in Romania and Tirighina landfill ( Georgescu et al. 2014 ).
The majority of European countries do not have adequate strategies to tackle the problem of brownfields ( Lorber 2014 ). Industrial brownfield sites often face problems of degradation, underuse or conflicts between stakeholders ( Jamecny & Husar 2016 ). In the traditional industrial regions of Southeastern Europe, regeneration is
– Lindwurm , the Danish – draak , and the English – dragon . In the cultures of the Aztecs, Arabs, Danes, Estonians, Finns, Greeks, Hebrews, Romanians, Russians, and Turks, the dragon was called a creature ( Jones 2000 ).
The supposed power of these creatures has grown to become a symbol of strength and cruelty. The word dragon is derived from the Latin draconem ( draco in the nominative case), which means a “great snake, dragon”, and from the Greek word δράκων, drakon ( drakontos , δράκοντος in the genitive case), which can be translated as a “snake, gigantic
Nikola V. Dimitrov, Blagoja Markoski, Ivan Radevski and Vladimir Zlatanoski
subsidiaries in Thessaloniki, Vienna, Peshta, Leipzig, Berlin, Trieste, Venice, London, Paris, Marseille, Zadar, Sarajevo, Belgrade, Sophia, Plovdiv, Scutari, Tsarigrad, Alexandria and other important trade centres. Intensive export-import trading relations were maintained with Russia, France, England, Switzerland, Bulgaria, Serbia, Romania, Italy, Prussia (Germany), Egypt, Persia, India and other countries ( Zografski 1967 : 362; Poljanski 1972 : 203-219).
Toward the end of the 19 th century, there were over 2,000 artisans in Bitola and 1,000 tradesmen meaning that both