Uricani, Romania, Europe
 
 
Year1952latitude: 45° 19'
longitude: 23° 7'
Period
Initiator(s)
Planning organization
Nationality initiator(s)Romania
Designer(s) / Architect(s)
Design organization
Inhabitants8,900 (2011)
Target population
Town website
Town related links
Literature

type of New Town: > scale of autonomy
New-Town-in-Town
Satellite
New Town
Company Town
> client
Private Corporation
Public Corporation
> policy
Capital
Decentralization
Industrialization
Resettlement
Economic
 

Overview of Uricani.
source: https://ro.wikipedia.org/ wiki/Uricani#/media/Fi%C8 %99ier:3_iulie_07_(4).JPE G



Mikrorayons in the north.
source: https://www.youtube.com/w atch?v=77-fNjD6LmQ



The mine buildings in Uricani, demolished in 2020.
source: www.viktormacha.com



The Retezat mountains
source: https://ro.wikipedia.org/ wiki/Parcul_Na%C8%9Bional _Retezat


Uricani is one of the many small towns in the Jiu valley (along the Jiu river) that became part of the emphasis on heavy industry of the communist regime after World War II. In this area, coal mining was the main industry, as was the steel industry. In 1947 , the first mine was opened in Uricani.
The workers were housed in mikrorayons with walk-up flats in the 1950s; in the 1960s prefab panel flats were added.
The population reached its top in 1992 (12.800) but has since declined to 8900.
The New Town is surrounded by the beautiful nature of the South Carpathians and several National Parks.

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