UT-105 Programming and implementation of projects

The Faculty of Urban Planning / Territorial Planning and Regional Development
2nd Year, sem 1, 2023-2024 | Compulsory Course | Hours/Week: 2C+1L | ECTS Credits: 6
Course Leader:
prof.dr.ing Oana Luca
Learning outcomes:
The main scope of the discipline is to get students familiar with the stages of preparation and implementation of development projects supported by European non reimbursable funds. The discipline has one theoretical and one practical component and makes use of a number of knowledge and skills acquired by students in previous study year and is complementary to other disciplines studied during the same semester (strategic planning, cost-benefit analysis and project cycle regional development in the EU and Romania). The theoretical component provides the general knowledge for elaboration of the application for financing projects through European Funds as well as specific know-how for implementing urban and regional development projects. The practical component provides student the necessary framework to understand the complex process of structuring a development programme and identifying and defining the projects in conjunction to a strategy and an Action Plan.
a. Lectures
1. Projects and programmes. Financing and development programme
2. Operational programmes in Romania
3. Selection criteria of projects and eligible costs
4. Documentation for preparing an application. Case study
5. Documentation for project evaluation in view of financing. Case study
6. Project implementation. Stages for public procurement and best practices. Case study
7. General and special provisions for investment contracts
8. Project monitoring. Performance criteria and indicators

b. Practical activities
1. Comparative analysis of some programming / development documents of a complex character (integrated development plans) from EU Member States
2. Critical analysis of programming documents for Development and Growth Poles and elaboration of alternative strategies and spatial development schemes.
3. Identification of development projects of a different complexity and the elaboration od the project fiche for infrastructure projects of a major impact
Teaching Method:
Lectures, video presentations, debates and studio tutorship
Evaluation of the activity during the semester for the practical works and examination on the basis of written scientific paper
1. Public procurement Law
2. Guide for the identification, preparation and evaluation of big regional infrastructure projects, September 2004
3. Oana Luca et al. Management of Infrastructure Projects
4. Operational programmes in Romania
5. Integrated Urban Development Plans
6. Development plans / programming documents for various regions / towns according to individual options and project theme
7. Statistical data