A review of the Romanian legal framework concerning metropolitan areas and functional urban areas. Over a decade of changes
Rezumat/Abstract. This article reviews the Romanian legal framework for metropolitan areas (MAs) and functional urban areas (FUAs) over the past decade, examining changes and developments in this area. It provides an overview of the legal provisions concerning MAs and FUAs in Romania, and discusses the various laws, regulations, and policies that govern their formation and operation. The article also analyses the status and the challenges that have emerged in the implementation of the legal framework and highlights the main obstacles faced by Romanian metropolitan areas and functional urban areas. Ultimately, the article seeks to provide insights into the effectiveness of the Romanian legal framework in supporting the development and governance of metropolitan areas and FUAs and identifies areas for further improvement.
Cuvinte cheie/Key words: urban law provisions, regulatory framework, interjurisdictional planning, metropolitan governance
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