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Călărași, Romania 

Pilot 1.1 — Planning and housing (inequalities and migrations)


Călărași, a city of 65,000 inhabitants is a typical shrinking city profile, with a large share of its population living in deteriorated low-income neighbourhoods. Within this context two neighbourhoods inhabited by the Roma population (one planned and deteriorated and the other is an “occupation”) will be researched as on-going co-production place between local residents communities, Frontal association and the municipality.


This pilot interrogates the potential of co-production for both supporting the inclusion of one of Europe's most marginalized communities, and addressing the material expressions of housing and urban service inequalities. It will also develop insights into the challenge of developing co-production practices in contexts of advanced marginality.

Topic: Planning and housing inequalities (Berlin, Călărași)

This overarching entry point will explore the major inequalities generated by top-down regeneration and renewal strategies but also rising prices and low-income housing shortages (Berlin, Călărași) in large and mid-sized cities. In particular, this theme will focus on the inequalities experienced by migrants, minorities and refugees and attempts to address these via processes of co-production.

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