Gabriel Simion, PhD

JESH Fellow

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Short Biography

Gabriel Simion has studied regional geography and received his doctorate from the University of Bucharest (Romania) in 2008. Since 2008, he has been a lecturer at the Department of Human and Economic Geography of the University of Bucharest. Gabriel Simion was research assistant at the Institute of Geography, Romanian Academy, from 2002 to 2005 and worked as a counsellor for the Romanian Ministry of Culture from 2006 to 2010. He was involved as GIS and spatial datasets specialist in various research teams in the field of land use/cover changes, deindustrialization, urban dynamics, land fragmentation, and disadvantaged rural areas. He worked as regional GIS short-term expert in World Bank (Bucharest office) projects to create GIS datasets for climate change scenarios in the Bucharest region. His work further included an integrated development strategy and implementation plan for the EU Urban Waste Water Treatment Directive (UWWTD) in Romania.

Research areas

  • Deindustrialization
  • Transformation of cities
  • Applied GIS in urban research