Timisoara: The historic city as a starting point for post-communist sustainable urban development
Daniel Tirrell & Diana Belci
The purpose of this paper is to present Timisoara as a case study of urban planning models in post-communist cities, especially as they relate to the issues of environmentally sustainable development and historic preservation. It will focus on what Timisoara is currently doing right in terms of these fields, as well as additional steps that need to be taken to ensure that the city continues to lead the way in establishing a progressive urban planning model for Romania. In doing so, the paper will argue that the establishment of a community based, long range oriented, comprehensive approach to urban planning will produce the best results from a sustainable development and historic preservation perspective.