Systemic Dimensions of the Urban Consumer Behaviour. First Part – Iceberg Model

In this presentation, based on methodological methods employed in the Cities2030 project, I would like to introduce a possible systemic approach by unifying three qualifying models for urban consumer behaviour, namely the Iceberg model, the systemic fields model, and the model of resilience dynamics. Their joint use could lay the foundations of a complex approach to understanding urban systems.

How to define Systems Thinking. A concept definition vs defining a way of understanding

Not long time ago I came to the idea that, if I want to understand what Systems Thinking is about, a definition is not enough. And because I am here in the land of thinking about systems, a definition of Systems Thinking may put this concept in its epistemological place, among the other sciences and theories, but it does not provide me with speculative tools to gain a critical understanding of Systems Thinking.

Knowledge Networking in Food Systems from the North-East Development Region of Romania

We participated in the national conference Vectors of Rural Development in the North-Eastern Region of Romania, Sustainable Agro-food Systems, and presented a model of good practices in terms of collaboration and co-interest of the stakeholders in the agrifood systems from the North-East Development Region of Romania. The methodology engaged here is based on a systemic approach, namely a model of quadruple helix collaboration and knowledge management focused on the mutual endeavor of identifying specific issues and possible solutions.

The Truths Held by the Big Cities. Systemic Values and Functions of the Truth in the Validation Mechanisms of the Urban Worlds

When we consider the urban world, truth can be understood and employed as either a value or systemic function. Here lie the very two limits of the systemic dynamics in terms of understanding-truth relationship. Firstly, I can very well take into consideration the truth understood as systemic value. And, under these premises, I should bring up the excessive ideological authority raised by this understanding approach to the truth at the system level. 

Systemic Dimensions of the Urban Consumer Behaviour

More and more we think and even more frequently represent the urban worlds in systemic terms. All sorts of claims, from strategic, political, social, and cultural to even psychosocial ones, insinuate into our discourses and carry their own load of particular themes and vocabularies. Words such as ecosystem, biopolitics, and resilience have become operative in our languages and they are no longer novelties in the issues raised in the debate about our urban worlds and our roles as consumers of the big cities.

Multidimensional Tendencies in Sustainable Development

International Conference “Multidimensional trends in sustainable development” – “Multidimensional tendencies in sustainable development”, first edition, 2023, is initiated by the Research Centre for Sustainable Rural Development of Romania within the Romanian Academy, Timisoara Branch.

Gust de Iasi.Press Release

The Rural Development Research Platform Association is launching the GustDeIași project (Building the GustDeIaș digital platform, in support of facilitating the access of consumers in the municipality of Iași to food products, directly from local and regional producers).

The touristic value of the archaeological site in the rural economy

On the occasion of the Crihana Veche Archaeological and Ethnographic Expedition 2017, within the Interdisciplinarity in Archeology Workshop, Codrin Dinu Vasiliu and Ioan Sebastian Brumă presented the communication The touristic value of the archaeological site in the rural economy.