Executive Committee Member, ISOCARP
Sabina Dimitriu is a researcher, consultant, and portfolio manager of cooperation and R&I projects, as deputy director of URBASOFIA. Currently, she serves as the president of the Romanian Professional Planners Association (APUR “Ion Mincu” University of Architecture and Urban Planning in Bucharest, Romania.
With a Ph.D. in instruments for integrated strategic planning in multi-level urban contexts, Sabina Dimitriu’s main drive is bridging development and knowledge gaps in planning by working with authorities and local communities to co-create visions, supporting technological adaptation and change management, test pilot projects and new urban policies. Some of her research topics include designing and implementing urban programs pioneering digital transformation, nature-based solutions (NBS), carbon neutrality, social innovation, and multi-level governance solutions.
She has also been involved in writing, implementing, and supporting city access to international research & innovation and cooperation projects, mostly under flagship European Commission programs. As a planner, she has worked on several national and regional studies, integrated urban development strategies for middle-sized cities and metropolitan areas in the EU, Sustainable Urban Mobility Plans, and sectoral strategies.