According to the World Bank, the eight largest cities in Romania have about 22 percent of the population and generate about 53 percent of the country’s GDP. To respond to the increasing importance of cities in driving growth in the country, the World Bank and UrbanizeHub Romania, in partnership with the Romanian Metropolitan Areas and Urban Agglomerations’ Federation and with the support of local public authorities, have identified a series of projects that would have a major impact for Bucharest and the 40 other county capitals in Romania.
Between January 22 and March 22, citizens and local stakeholders are invited to rank projects in their cities based on their importance for the local community.
The project is called “I CAN: Your City’s Priorities” and those who want to participate can enter the project’s website, choose their city and start ranking their priorities.
The campaign involves more than 370 projects worth a total of over EUR 75 million, which are already part of the cities’ local development plans. The aim is to raise awareness among urban communities and local administrations and create a force than can prioritize projects to then obtain financing for the most highly ranked ideas.