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Dr. Ing. Pietro ELISEI

Founder and General Director | Town and regional planner, senior researcher| Strategic Planning, Policy Design

Tel:     +40 731 159 785
Email: pietro.elisei@urbasofia.eu
Skype: pietroelisei


Dr. Elisei collaborated, as consultant, with ministries, cities and towns all over Europe, holding important positions in international organizations dedicated to urban planning (PLANUM, ISOCARP). Currently an international expert in urban regeneration policies, integrated planning for small-medium sized cities and topics related to smart cities design. A strong collaborator with European universities and research centers, was contracted by diverse international Institutions (European Commission/Urbact, Un-Habitat, UNECE) for important planning research. Dr. Elisei also routinely holds key-note speeches in international conferences and publishes a number of scientific articles on topics related to urban planning. 

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Prof. Dr. Nicoleta Silvia Ioana

Executive Director | Internal Management

Email: nicoleta.silvia.ioana@urbasofia.eu 


Holding a degree in Philology and a Post-Degree in Communication and Public Relations, Nicoleta is currently involved in projects with a strong social dimension, being responsible for education and continuous professional training and works as a trainer and evaluator of FPC competences. Within Urbasofia, she is responsible for the internal management and project coordination, being involved in providing proposals' feedback, managing communication and dissemination activities.

Sabina LEOPA

PhDc. Sabina LEOPA

Urban and Regional Planner | General Manager of EU Projects | Planning and Design

Tel.:     (+40) 773 702 216 

Email: sabina.leopa@urbasofia.eu

Skype: sabina_dimitriu


Urban and regional planner, holding a Master degree in Spatial Planning and Regional Development and currently PhDc candidate at the Urbanism Doctoral School of the „Ion Mincu” University of Architecture and Urban Planning, Sabina is particularly focused on development strategies at city and metropolitan area levels using participatory approaches, local facilitation, integrated development, the smart city concept and future perspectives of urban centres. Involved in the development of the strategic integrated plans for Cluj Napoca Metropolitan Area, Alba Iulia City, Baia Mare Metropolitan Area (RO), Kavala Municipality (GR), several Sustainable Urban Mobility Plans, as well as a portfolio of innovation actions projects funded under CIP ICT-PSP and Horizon2020. Sabina is also a certified manager and trainer.

PhDc. Miruna DRĂGHIA

Urban, territorial and landscape planner | Assistant Manager of EU Projects | Planning and Design

Tel:       (+40) 749 264 364

E-mail: miruna.draghia@urbasofia.eu 

Skype: miruna_draghia


Graduated (bachelor and master programs) from "Ion Mincu" University of Architecture and Urban planning (UAUIM), with a focus on strategic urban and territorial planning, Miruna is currently enrolled as a PhD candidate, at the Faculty of Urban planning (within UAUIM), where she is working as an associated teaching assistant. During her studies, Miruna was an Erasmus student at Faculty of Architecture from University of Lisbon (FAUL), where she approached urban planning and regeneration issues, developing strategic concepts for re-using abandoned industrial heritage. Her research study is mainly oriented towards methodologies, tools and policies for spatial planning at the level of functional urban areas.

Her skills are based on a combination of theoretical and practical experiences, being mostly notable for her excellent management skills, innovative approaches toward problem-solving and interpersonal and communication skills. She is particularly focused on urban and territorial pressing challenges, being actively engaged in European-funded cooperation projects (Horizon 2020, UIA, INTERREG Danube, URBACT III), paying particular attention to mobility-related topics, cultural heritage as a catalyst for urban development, governance frameworks and collaborative actions of multiple actors, as well as systemic and circular approaches for urban regeneration processes.

Natalia ONESCIUC

Urban planner | Assistant Manager of EU Projects 

E-mail: natalia.onesciuc@urbasofia.eu

Skype: Natalia Onesciuc