[Webinar] How Public Sector Development Can Anchor Redevelopment Efforts: A Proposed Justice Quarter In Bucharest


The Romania Ministry of Justice, in partnership with the World Bank, plans to develop a new judicial district in Bucharest. The proposed Romania “Justice Quarter” will co-locate nearly 20 judicial sector entities currently dispersed across Bucharest at a 5.5 hectare, strategically located site that has been vacant for more than 30 years. An international team from Gensler – a global architecture, design, planning and consulting firm – produced an innovative conceptual land use plan for the site, supporting the Romanian government in its efforts to improve institutional effectiveness and access to judicial services while stimulating regeneration of an underinvested area in the heart of the capital. The development concept – which also promotes green and sustainable buildings - is innovative for Romania. The webinar will showcase the concept and show how a public sector development can anchor an urban redevelopment effort, even as it promotes sector-specific goals related to institutional effectiveness. Discussants will also highlight comparable projects, from Japan and globally, of public institution-anchored redevelopment. Speakers: Robert A. Peck Principal – Government and Defense Practice Area Leader, Gensler Mark Erdly Studio Director, Gensler Michaela Winter-Taylor, Cities and Urban Design, European Lead, Gensler Ioana Toma Urban Designer, Gensler Pedro Arizti Senior Public Sector Specialist, Governance, Europe & Central Asia, World Bank Andrei Adrian Pana Project Implementation Unit Director, Ministry of Justice, Romania Yuko Arai Discussant Urban Specialist, Urban, Disaster Risk Management, Resilience, & Land, East Asia & Pacific, World Bank

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