Danubian SMCs

Danubian SMCs builds upon the cooperation established within the Interreg project DANUrB and aims to bring together students and teachers from various universities along the Danube. The project facilitates the exchange of skills and expertise in various cities and develops a common framework to assess, analyse and plan small and medium-sized cities from Germany to Romania.
A key premise behind the project is that by applying novel and creative teaching approaches, it is possible to establish a common perspective in dealing with the heterogeneity of cities along the Danube. The project facilitates the development of mutual data acquisition, analysis and visualisation frameworks, an exchange on the similar and different challenges cities face in different regions along the river, and a platform for new perspectivesand approaches to tacklethese matters.
The project consortium – led by the Ion Mincu University of Architecture and Urbanism – is developing three Intellectual Outputs as guidelines focussing on innovative and creative teaching methods, data collection and assessment and assessing the inclusive development of Danubian small and medium-sized cities.
During the course of the project, the partner universities and are organising various intensive programmes for students and teachers in their cities. The Simlab set up the course “Sensing and Mapping the City”, focusing on innovative data acquisition techniquies. Student project results can be accessed on the following webpage:

The following publications/outputs were produced in the course of the project:

O1: Methodological guidelines & new theoretical and practical methods of interdisciplinary teaching for assessing small and medium sized cities on Danube.
avaiable in English

O2: Report of data collection of good practices and teaching/ learning cross border cooperation on Danube SMCs, for transferring research and innovation in continuing education
available in German, English, Hungarian, Romanian, Serbian and Slovak

O3: Teaching module frame work for assessing the inclusive development of Danubian SMCs
available in English

Project duration 10/2019 - 08/2022
Funded by Erasmus+ Grant Programme of the European Union
Lead Partner “Ion Mincu” University of Architecture and Urbanism, Faculty of Urban Planning, Bucharest
Project Website danubian-smcs.uauim.ro
DANUBIAN_SMCs Project has been (partially) funded by the ERASMUS+ grant program of the European Union under grant no. 2019-1-RO01-KA203-063878. Neither the European Commission nor the project's national funding agency ANPCDEFP are responsible for the content or liable for any losses or damage resulting of the use of these resources.