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Politica europeana privind imbunatatirea mediului urban
The European Policy Regarding the Improvement of the Urban Environment

Author(s): Ruxandra-Irina Popescu
Subject(s): Economy
Published by: EDITURA ASE
Keywords: the Action Program for the Environment; lasting development; the low quality of air; the intensification of traffic; agglomeration; the expansion of peripherical areas

Summary/Abstract: Until the early 1990s, a small part of the European legislation regarding the lasting development was focused on the cities or the urban development models. On the other hand, specialists were analyzing the environment crisis problems at the global level, the ecological economy and were criticizing the international development models, and the attempt to modify the value system. In the last year’s architects and designers started to pay increasing attention to the influence of lasting development to the urban models. Some of the experts emphasized the urban design and the physical planning. Others were preoccupied about the ecological planning related to the air, water and natural ecosystem quality. A number of specialists emphasized the social problems and the injustice inside the urban communities and underlined the inevitable relation between social problems and environment.

  • Issue Year: 2008
  • Issue No: 10
  • Page Range: 142-150
  • Page Count: 9
  • Language: English