The myth of urbanization through industrialization

Marina Mihăilă, Cristian Bănică

Rezumat/Abstract. The article explores the future of urbanization in Romania and the links between urbanization and industrialization and their corresponding development policies. It offers an overview regarding the historical process and changes which occurred in the state and approach of planning, discussing the intense socialist urbanization through industrialization, but also today’s situation regarding the stagnating urban development and planning as well as the perspectives regarding the integrated planning approach in a wider EU context. The article concludes that even if today industrialization is no longer equivalent with urbanization, the (national) industrialization strategies must include the debate regarding integrated urban development.

Cuvinte cheie/Key words: post-socialist cities, industrialization urbanization, integrated planning

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