International scientific and practical conference
The role of public administration in managing urban regeneration. Experiences of Poland and Moldova

Revitalization is an often experienced, but still little understood, phenomenon taking place in the surrounding space (Roberts, Sykes 2000). It is defined as a process of recovering degraded areas from a crisis state through holistic actions, integrating intervention for the local community, space and local economy, territorially concentrated and carried out in a planned and integrated manner through revitalization programs. The process of revitalization of degraded urban areas in European countries has been going on for over 30 years, in Poland it has been carried out with varying intensity in individual regions for more or less 20 years. The intensity of this process, measured by the number of prepared projects and implemented investment projects, increased significantly in Poland after accession to the EU.

The aim of the conference is to exchange Moldovan and Polish experiences in the management of the urban regeneration process. During the conference, the effects of the implemented project will be presented, including the assumptions of the Leova Revitalization Program.

The topics discussed during the conference will focus on the following issues. However, the initiators of this event are also open to other proposals related to the issues of city management.

Thematic areas of the conference:

  • Crisis phenomena in the city – from diagnosis to revitalization
  • The importance of social participation in managing the revitalization
  • The role of public administration in the process of implementing changes related to the revitalization of the area
  • The importance of revitalization for the development of urban areas
  • Prospects for the development of revitalized areas
  • Sources of financing for revitalization projects
  • Revitalization of cities in Poland and Moldova – experiences, opportunities and challenges.