The Industrial Activities and the Urban Restructuring in Calarasi and Slobozia


  • Alina Herciog University of Bucharest. Faculty of Geography, Bucharest, Romania


Restructuring, privatization, communism, urban space, investments


The transition from communism to a market economy has revealed significant changes in economic activities. The tertiary sector had a significant energy evolution over time. Privatization and government reform lead to this evolution. Industrial restructuring has generated development and regeneration of existing industrial areas by drawing new industrial sites, insertion of small industries in urban areas, but without clear integrated investment initiatives. Dynamic socio-economic activities that adapted to new conditions of market economy developed a conversion process at all levels of the society.
This paper draws a comparison between the evolutions of industry in two cities of the Romanian Plain - Calarasi vs. Slobozia. Our method relies on am analytical approach on statistical data and on a qualitative approach over the evolution of the two above-mentions towns. The results show that greater difficulties of Slobozia in attracting investments and tackling unemployment, comparing to Calarasi, are due to a series of factors such as geographical position, evolution path of different industries, structure of school and training system etc.