Volume XII |

A conceptual viewpoint on the urban periphery. Craiova, Romania as a case study

Abstract: The article target is to address real and timely issues concerning the edges of the postmodern city by providing an invitation for thought, insight and overriding action in what concerns the urban geography and urban planning in Romania. The study addresses the scientific ingeneration to define and understand the concept of urban periphery and subsequently reflect on the characteristic elements that individuate it. It initiates a microscalar analysis, an original element which gives an insight in the mechanisms of its genesis, then customizes its features and afterwards, by stating subcomponents, clearly delineates the periphery of Craiova, a development urban pole in Romania.