Conference on 'City. Money. Architecture.'

National Museum of Contemporary Art (MNAC), Bucharest

Zeppelin Association, Archis Interventions/SEE, DISC (Dutch Initiative for Sustainable Cities), Netherlands Architecture Institute (NAI) - Debates on Tour programme

How can our cities become more attractive, both for their inhabitants and for investment? By whom and how could new projects be implemented, partnerships being created, how could funds for all of this be attracted? The conference brought together professionals from different disciplines, from Romania, The Netherlands and Germany: architects, urban planners, economy and finance experts discussed possibilities and scenarios for new urban projects and business solutions together with the audience.

Moderated by Joep de Roo and Kai Voeckler, presentations were made by Gheorghe Patrascu, Chief - Architect of the City of Bucharest; Serban Tiganas, President of the Romanian Chamber of Architects; Anca Ginavar, General Director for Territorial Development, Ministry for Regional Development and Tourism Romania; Piet Van Ruler, senior partner urban development, Twynstra Gudde, Amersfoort; Prof. Liviu Ianasi, 'Ion Mincu' University of Architecture and Urbanism, Bucharest; Damo Holt, director, Ecorys Research & Consulting, Rotterdam; Ellen van der Lei, European Investment Bank, Luxembourg; Sorina Racoviceanu, director, IHS - Institute for Housing and Urban Development Studies, Bucharest; Eugen Panescu, architect and director, Planwerk, Cluj.