City Part

The City part of the INURA 2016 conference will take place in the city of Bucharest.

For accommodation and transportation info please check below.


Saturday September 3, 2016 – MAZI Workshop 

12.00-20.00 Tools for Urban Activism
University of Architecture and Urbanism “Ion Mincu”
18-20 Academiei Street, 010700 Bucharest

Sunday September 4, 2016 – Introduction to Bucharest

11.00-15.30 Optional City Tours

Tour 1: The Eclectic City: Walking Tour of Central Bucharest
Meeting point:
Calea Victoriei 32-34
-limited to 25 participants; registration by email-

Tour 2: Housing Neighborhoods of Modern Bucharest: Aviatorilor and Drumul Taberei
Meeting point:
Piata Victoriei, in front of the Natural History Museum “Grigore Antipa”
-limited to 15 participants; registration by email-

17.00-18.00 Opening Reception
Venue: Muzeul National de Arta Contemporana
 MNAC, Palace of the Parliament; Wing E4
2-4 Izvor Street, 050563 Bucharest [Metro: Izvor]

18.00-20.00 Panel Discussion: Kinds of Urban Research and Action for Bucharest
20.00-20.30 New Metropolitan Mainstream Exhibition Opening
20.30-23.00 Welcome Party

Monday September 5, 2016 – Confusion: Ownership and Identity

9.30-10.00 Participants’ Welcome
Venue: University of Architecture and Urbanism “Ion Mincu”, Sala Frescelor
18-20 Academiei Street, 010700 Bucharest [Metro: Universitate]

10.00-11.30 Panel Discussion: Bucharest after 1990
11.30-12.00 Coffee Break
12.00-13.30 Panel Discussion: Retrocession, Poverty, Landscape Transformations
13.30-14.30 Lunch

14.30-18.00 Parallel Field Trips

18.00-19.00 Arrival from the city tours
Venue: Amzei Market Makers, Piata Amzei 
[Metro: Piata Romana]


19.00-21.00 Public Event: Cooperation for Better Urban Policies

A panel discussion on bridging grassroots calls for action with policy making and governance with Giovanni Allegretti, Irina Zamfirescu, Louanne Tranchell, Marco Clausen, Oana Preda, Richard Wolff, Sorin Cucerai, Tomislav Tomasevic.

Tuesday September 6, 2016 – Hope: Possibilities for Sustainable Urban Life

Venue: University of Architecture and Urbanism “Ion Mincu”, Sala Frescelor
18-20 Academiei Street, 010700 Bucharest

9.30-10.00 Participants’ Welcome
10.00-11.30 Panel Discussion: Pro-active Approach for Environment
11.30-12.00 Coffee Break
12.00-13.30 Panel Discussion: Sustainable Mobility, Heritage Protection
13.30-14.30 Lunch

14.30-18.00 Parallel Field Trips

18.30-22.00 Dinner & Party
 Muzeul Culturii Romilor Romanobutiq

Wednesday September 7, 2016

9.30-9.45 Departure to Sibiel
Meeting point: 
in front of the National Theater, Boulevard Nicolae Balcescu 2, Bucharest



1. Hotel Capitol 3* –
2. Hotel Ambasador 4* –
3. Hotel Tempo 3* –
4. Hotel Volo 3* –
5. Hotel Opera 3* –
6. Hotel Central 4* –
7. Hotel Venezia 3*-
8. Hostel Miorita –
9. Hostel Umbrella –



From Henri Coanda International Airport – Otopeni

By Bus – the public transport company RATB connects the city with the airport: the 783 Express line provides bus service to the city center in about 45 minutes, and the 780 Express route to Gara de Nord railway station in Bucharest. The airport stops are in front of the Arrivals Terminal and of the Departures Terminal. Tickets in the form of magnetic cards (cost: 7 lei) can be purchased at the card desk located at the Arrivals Terminal bus stop, open daily: 06:00-21:00. Bus schedule: Monday-Friday, every 15 min 05:30-20:00, and every 30 min 20:30-23:00; Saturday, Sunday and legal holidays, every 30 min 05:30-23:00.

By Train – a direct train service to the main railway station, Gara de Nord, runs from the Airport train station that is located about 900 m from the airport. Shuttle buses connect this train station with the departures and arrivals halls, and the tickets are valid both for the train and for the transfer bus.

By Taxi – the airport has an online call-point for taxis that is located in the Exit hall, just next to the custom doors. A trip to the city center costs about 30 lei.

– From Bucharest’s main railway station, Gara de Nord (North Railway Station)

The city center is connected with the station by metro, bus, tramway and taxi.