Restructuring the Post-Industrial Landscape of Bistrita Subcarpathian Valley

13th International Multidisciplinary Scientific GeoConference on INFORMATICS, GEOINFORMATICS AND REMOTE SENSING, SGEM 2013,Conference Proceedings vol 1 : 881-888, DOI:10.5593/SGEM2013/BB2.V1/S11.035

9 Pages Posted: 22 Jun 2015

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Dan-Adrian Chelaru

Alexandru Ioan Cuza University - Department of Geography

Liviu Apostol

Alexandru Ioan Cuza University - Department of Geography

Florin Mihai

Alexandru Ioan Cuza University - Department of Geography

Adrian Ursu

Alexandru Ioan Cuza University - Department of Geography

Date Written: June 2013

Abstract

The paper examines the industrial landscape evolution of Bistrita subcarpathian Valley, focusing on the causes, and especially on the consequences of those rapid changes over the territory. The area under study has favorable conditions for the development of the industrial sector, being an area of old housing and having access to natural and human resources needed for this type of activity. The methodology was achieved through the spatial and temporal analysis of cartographic documents from different suggestive periods, carefully selection of the bibliographical mater lis, and through a detailed field study for validating the results of the laboratory and providing new information. To better illustrate the industrial landscape dynamics reflected in Bistrita subcarpathian Valley we used GIS techniques as the main tool in completing the work, resulting two cartographic materials that capture the state before and after the fall of the communist regime (1989), which affected the whole Romanian industry. The maps are supported by edifying images of the concerned periods. The results noted an accelerated process of transforming the industrial landscape within the analyzed territory, a critical moment being 1989, which marks the transition from planned to market economy, resulting a complex process of industrial restructuring. The study identifies certain models of conversion of former industrial sites and finally aims to provide viable solutions for reinsertion in the economic circuit.

Keywords: industrial landscape, conversion, GIS, Bistrita Subcarpathian Valley, Romania

JEL Classification: R52,R58,R10,020,Q20,L97

Suggested Citation

Chelaru, Dan-Adrian and Apostol, Liviu and Mihai, Florin and Ursu, Adrian, Restructuring the Post-Industrial Landscape of Bistrita Subcarpathian Valley (June 2013). 13th International Multidisciplinary Scientific GeoConference on INFORMATICS, GEOINFORMATICS AND REMOTE SENSING, SGEM 2013,Conference Proceedings vol 1 : 881-888, DOI:10.5593/SGEM2013/BB2.V1/S11.035. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2621449

Dan-Adrian Chelaru

Alexandru Ioan Cuza University - Department of Geography

Bulevardul Carol I nr. 20A
Lasi, Iasi 700505
Romania

Liviu Apostol

Alexandru Ioan Cuza University - Department of Geography ( email )

Iasi, Iasi
Romania

Florin Mihai (Contact Author)

Alexandru Ioan Cuza University - Department of Geography ( email )

Iasi, Iasi
Romania

Adrian Ursu

Alexandru Ioan Cuza University - Department of Geography ( email )

Iasi, Iasi
Romania

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