The functional organization - administrative and development tool of urban living areas. Case study: Iasi city


  • Ciprian Mihai Department of Geography,Faculty of Geography and Geology,“Alexandru Ioan Cuza” University of Iași, Romania


functional organization, urban planning, urban living area, urban actors


This study aimed to emphasize the characteristics of the urban space in Iasi, refering to the triad of local authorities - companies - residents in order to identify how occurs the management and the exploitation of the urban living space. Representing a real urban laboratory, Iasi City feels each intervention on its living spaces, that reconfigures the site, the functions, the symbolic structures and the neighborhood relationships. Through the inventory of the building/demolition permits, issued by the local authorities from Iasi in the period 2007 - 2014, we highlighted both the evolution of the number of interventions on the urban space, their nature and the responsible actors. The analysis result showed clearly the primacy of the residents over the technocratic interventions, leading to the individualization of an informal planning made by the inhabitants in parallel with the formal planning carried out by the authorities.

DOI: 10.15551/lsgdc.v39i0.11