Dr. Simona Raluca Gradinaru
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Researcher ID D-3207-2015
- Evaluation in spatial planning
- Analysis of urban sprawl and associated
- Agricultural land abandonment due to
- Urban Green Infrastructure
- Mapping historic and present landscape
CONCUR - From plans to land change: how strategic spatial planning contributes to the development of urban regions
Period: January 2016- December 2017
research project should help clarify how planning and policy affect land
change. The overall aim of the project is to bridge these distinct
paradigms and develop a scientific basis for adequately integrating regional
spatial policies into land-change modelling.
My task within the project is to establish a method for measuring the spatial information contained in strategic spatial plans. Precisely, this refers to procedures to translate information on envisioned development from plans into pixel maps and land change modelling rules.
Training and Education
2012 - 2015 - PhD studies at University of Bucharest, Faculty of Geography, Romania.
Thesis: Urban sprawl in Romania: spatial characteristics and implications for landscape planning; Supervisor: Prof. Dr. Ileana Patru-Stupariu
2010 - 2012 - Master studies in Environmental Science at University of Bucharest, Faculty of
2007 - 2010 - Bachelor in Geography at University of Bucharest, Faculty of Geography, Romania
Scientific Assistant - Centre for Environmental Research and Impact Studies, University of Bucharest (November 2012 - June 2014, July 2015 - December 2015)
- Grădinaru S.R., Hersperger A. M., Have we overlooked the spatial in Strategic Spatial Planning? (in prep)
- Grădinaru S.R., Kienast F. Psomas A., Using multi-seasonal
Landsat imagery for rapid identification of abandoned agricultural land
in areas affected by urban sprawl. Ecological Indicators (under rev)
- Grădinaru S.R., Iojă C.I., Pătru-Stupariu I., Hersperger A.M., Are spatial planning objectives reflected in the evolution of urban landscape patterns? A framework for the evaluation of spatial planning outcomes. (submitted - Applied Geography)
- Rudolf S., Grădinaru S.R., Hersperger A. M., Impact of planning mandates on local plans: A multimethod assessment. (submitted - European Planning Studies)
- Rudolf S., Grădinaru S.R., Evaluating the quality and implementation of local plans: an integrated approach. (submitted - Environment and Planning B)
- Badiu L.D, Iojă C.I, Breuste J., Artmann M., Pătroescu M., Niță
M.R., Grădinaru S.R., Hossu A.C., Onose D.A. (2016) Is urban green space per capita a valuable target to achieve
cities’ sustainability goals? Romania as a case study, Ecological
Indicators 70, 53-66.
- Grădinaru S.R., Iojă C.I., Onose D.A., Gavrilidis A.A., Pătru-Stupariu I., Kienast F., Hersperger A.M. (2015) Land abandonment as a precursor of built-up development at the sprawling periphery of former socialist cities, Ecological Indicators 57, 305-313.
- Pătru-Stupariu I.,
Stupariu M. S., Tudor C. A., Grădinaru S. R., Gavrilidis A.A,
Kienast F., Hersperger A. M. (2015). Landscape fragmentation in
Romania's Southern Carpathians: Testing a European assessment with local
data. Landscape and Urban Planning 143, 1-8.
- Gavrilidis A.A, Grădinaru S.R., Iojă C.I., Pătru-Stupariu I. (2015) Land
use and land cover dynamics in the periurban area of an industrialized
East-European city. An overview of the last 100 years. Carpathian
Journal of Earth and Environmental Sciences 10 (4), 29-38.
- Iojă C.I., Grădinaru S.R., Onose D.I., Vanau G.O., Tudor C.A. (2014) The potential of school green areas to improve urban green connectivity and multifunctionality, Urban Forestry & Urban Greening 13(4), 704-713.