THE AESTHETIC AND ECOLOGICAL VALUES OF CLUJ-NAPOCA URBAN LANDSCAPE
SIMONA OCTAVIA DEAC1, B. N. PĂCURAR2, I. A. IRIMUŞ3, TEODORA TRIFU4
1 Babeş-Bolyai University, Faculty of Geography, 5-7 Clinicilor Street, 400006 Cluj-Napoca, Romania, e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org.
2 Cluj County Council, Department of Urbanism and Territorial Planning, e-mail: email@example.com.
3 Babeş-Bolyai University, Faculty of Geography, 5-7 Clinicilor Street, 400006 Cluj-Napoca, Romania, e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org.
4 Babeş-Bolyai University, Faculty of Geography, 5-7 Clinicilor Street, 400006 Cluj-Napoca, Romania, e-mail: email@example.com.
ABSTRACT. – The Aesthetic and Ecological Values of Cluj-Napoca Urban Landscape. The aim of the paper at hand is the aesthetic and ecological evaluation of the City of Cluj-Napoca urban landscape, relevant for designing and developing the contemporary urban space and outlining Cluj-Napoca urban landscapes. The method used in this endeavour is based on the relation between the landscape's ecological and aesthetic values. A combined matrix was developed, containing the above mentioned values, and points were awarded for every type of identified landscape (nine in total). The correlation based on these points was represented graphically. Higher scores were awarded to those landscapes with high ecological as well as aesthetic values, such as parks and public gardens which also contain wild flora, while lower scores were obtained by industrial areas and abandoned sites. Our undertaking is interdisciplinary, combining the results of geographic research with aspects of urban planning.
Keywords: Cluj-Napoca, landscape, General Urban Plan, Grigorescu neighborhood, Mănăştur neighbourhood, Gheorgheni neighbourhood.