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Reasons and Premises for the Shrinkage in Timişoara. (Research Note)

posted Jul 25, 2010, 8:47 AM by Sergiu Baltatescu   [ updated Aug 30, 2010, 2:37 PM ]

Melinda Dincă1

Journal of Social Research & Policy
Volume: 1, Issue: 1
Pages: 167-172
Date: July 2010
ISSN: 2067-2640

Abstract: Timisoara is nowadays the second city of Romania, an important economical, social and cultural urban centre. Until 1990, the city had a relatively continuous growing, natural at the beginning of the 19th century, but artificially accelerated during the communist period. After the political change, the city has started a natural process of reconfiguration, similar with the national and euro-regional trends. In this context, the relation centre-periphery into the urban space involves a renegotiation for its new equilibrium. This article is based on the partial result of the project FP7 no.225193 ShrinkSmart – The Governance of the Shrinkage into the European Context, financed by European Commission. West University of Timisoara is partner into the consortium of this project (

Keywords: Shrinkage, Urbanisation, Industrialisation, Migration

Sergiu Baltatescu,
Feb 14, 2011, 1:33 PM
Sergiu Baltatescu,
Aug 30, 2010, 10:47 AM