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.
- Transformation of cities
- Applied GIS in urban research
- Romania Water Diagnostic:World Bank (Bucharest office), 2017.
- Romania Climate Change: Can urban areas lead on greening?: World Bank (Bucharest office), 2015.
- Deindustrialization, urban regeneration and cultural industries: Can Bucharest Brownfield be used for cultural activities?:Center for Research on Culture – Ministry of Culture and Religious Affairs, Romania, 2006.
- Bucharest metropolitan area. A study of agricultural geography using GIS techniques: National Council for Research in Higher Education, Romania, 2005 – 2007.
- Transformation of industrial sites in Vienna and Bucharest. A comparative study on deindustrialization and its effects on morphological and spatial transformation