Cluj-Napoca, Romania

Population: 300,000


Located along the Someș river, Cluj-Napoca is Romania’s second largest city.  It has a strong university tradition, as well as industrial heritage, and strong urban development ambitions.


Latest news from Cluj-Napoca

Downtime provides opportunities for innovations – 2021 updates from proGIreg Living Labs

26 July 2021

While the COVID-19 pandemic has still somewhat restricted on site activities in proGIreg living labs in 2021, the proGIreg cities network has continued to gather online in the proGIreg ‘Living Lab Lounges’ to share experiences, knowledge and information to support each other in their nature-based transformation. ProGIreg 'front-runner' cities test, plan and implement nature-based solutions (NbS), and invite proGIreg 'follower cities' to learn about their experiences.


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Rooting for regrowth – a look back at proGireg Living Lab's 2020

6 January 2021

The past year was tumultuous to say the least, posing challenges to on-site activities in proGireg Living Labs - however they have taken the challenge as an opportunity to root locally and re-evaluate. Throughout 2020 the Living Lab’s have exchanged experiences, by meeting up regularly in proGireg’s virtual ‘Living Lab Lounges’. Learn about what Turin (Italy), Ningbo (China), Zagreb (Croatia), Cascais (Portugal), Cluj-Napoca (Romania), Dortmund (Germany), Piraeus (Greece) and Zenica (Bosnia and Herzegovina) have been up to in 2020.


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Cluj-Napoca welcomes proGIreg partners to the first Cities Workshop

5 July 2019

Which plants attract more bees and butterflies to our cities? When is the best moment to go commercial with city aquaponics?  What kinds of urban gardening formats exist? These are just some of the many questions asked during the proGIreg Cities Workshop, hosted by Cluj-Napoca, Romania, on 15-16 May 2019. The purpose of the workshop was to enable the proGIreg cities - Zagreb, Dortmund, Turin, Ningbo, Zenica, Piraeus, Cascais and hosts Cluj-Napoca - to share and learn from each other, and to plan further peer exchanges throughout the project to foster the replication and upscaling of nature-based solutions in post-industrial and other suitable areas back home. 


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