Cartierul Valea Oraşului. Aspecte sociale şi urbane

  • Valerica CELMARE
Keywords: Valea Oraşului neighbourhood; peripheral urban neighbourhood; marginalized urban areas; Romanian mahala; marginalized population; Roma ethnicity


This article captures some social aspects of a marginalized area of Galati: The Valea Oraşului neighborhood. In the past this area was developed, here lived many merchants who thrived through their businesses. The communist era transformed this historical area into an industrial center, but after the Revolution of December 1989, by ceasing its industrial activity, the Valea Oraşului district, it turned into a peripheral area both by the lack of development initiatives and by moving a large, marginalized population of Roma ethnicity.