Associate Professor Mihai Răzvan NIȚĂ

Associate Professor in Environmental Research

Head of Department Regional Geography and Environment

Faculty of Geography, University of Bucharest

Senior Researcher at Centre for Environmental Research and Impact Studies –



Curriculum Vitae



  • Habilitation in Geography, June 2021, Thesis: Challenges in bridging the nature – urban divide in planning Romanian cites
  • PhD in Geography, June 2011, Thesis: Residential dynamic in the Bucharest metropolitan area and its environmental projection, Advisor Prof. Maria Patroescu, University of Bucharest
  • MSc, June 2007, Sustainable management of geographic landscapes, University of Bucharest
  • BSc, June 2006, Environmental Geography, University of Bucharest


Research interest

  • Nature-based solutions
  • Urban ecology
  • Green infrastructures
  • Urban transformations


Relevant publications


  • Ioja I.C., Badiu D.L., Haase D., Hossu C.A., Nita M.R. (2021) How about water? Urban blue infrastructure management in Romania, Cities 110, 103084
  • Niță MR, Arsene M, Barbu G, Cus AG, Ene M, Serban RM, Stama CM, Stoia LN. (2021), Using Social Media Data to Evaluate Urban Parks Use during the COVID-19 Pandemic. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health. 18(20):10860.
  • Kronenberg, J., Haase, A., Łaszkiewicz, E., Antal, A., Baravikova, A., Biernacka, M., . . . Niță M.R., Onose, D. A. (2020). Environmental justice in the context of urban green space availability, accessibility, and attractiveness in postsocialist cities. Cities, 106, 102862 doi:
  • Badiu D.L., Niță A., Ioja I.C., Niță M.R., (2019) Disentangling the connections: a network analysis of approaches to urban green infrastructure, Urban Forestry & Urban Greening, 41: 211-220,
  • Niță M.R., Badiu D.L., Onose D.A., Gavrilidis A.A., Gradinaru S.R., Nastase I.I., Lafortezza R. (2018) Using local knowledge and sustainable transport to promote a greener city: The case of Bucharest, Romania, Environmental Research, 160, 331-338, DOI:1016/j.envres.2017.10.007
  • Niță M.R., Anghel A.M, Banescu C.,Munteanu A.M, Pesamosca S.S., Zetu M., Popa A.M. (2018) Are Romanian urban strategies planning for green?, European Planning Studies, Vol. 26, Issue 1, Pages 158-173, DOI: 10.1080/09654313.2017.1382446


Books and chapters

  • Iojă I.C., Niță M.R., Hossu C.A., Onose D.A., Badiu D.L., Cheval S., Popa A.M., Mitincu C.G. (2020), Soluții verzi pentru orașele din România (Nature-based solutions for Romanian cities), Ed. Ars Docendi, București
  • Niță M.R., Onose D.A., Gavrilidis A.A., Badiu D.L., Năstase I.I. (2017), Infrastructuri verzi pentru o planificare urbană durabilă (Green infrastructures for sustainable urban planning), Ed. Ars Docendi, București
  • Niță, M.R. (2016), Infrastructuri verzi – o abordare geografică (Green infrastructures – a geographical approach), Ed. Etnologică, București
  • Niță M.R., Iojă I.C., Popa A.M (2020) Searching for the perfect balance in the multifunctionality of urban green parks, in Breuste, J.; M. Artmann; I.C. Ioja; S. Qureshi (eds.), Making Green Cities – Concepts, Challenges and Practice, Springer Press, Berlin, ISBN 978-3-030-37716-8
  • Niță M.R., Vânău G.O., Onose D.A., Niculae M.I., Gavrilidis A.A., Pioarcă-Ciocănea C.M., Matache M.L. (2019), Using Geospatial Technologies in Mapping the Distribution and Quality of Ecosystems, p.39-61 in Koutsopoulos K., de Miguel Gonzalez R., Donert K. (ed.), Geospatial Challenges in the 21st Century, EuroGeo Book Series, Springer, ISBN 978-3-030-04749-8,


Research Grants

  • Evaluating the role of nature-based innovations for healthy cities (HealthyNature), 2020-2022, PN II – TE, project manager
  • Developing a model for evaluating the potential of urban green infrastructures for sustainable planning, 2015-2017, PN – II Human Resources – Young Teams, 2015-2017, project manager Niță M.R.
  • Nature-based solutions for increasing cities resilience and sustainability, 2017-2019 PN II – Complex Exploratory Projects, project manager Ioja, C., member of the research team
  • Developing novel collaborative planning approaches to increase cities sustainability (CoPLan), 2020-2022, PN II – TE, member of the research team
  • Benefits and constraints of joint decision making in Romania. From public participation to collaborative Environmental Impact Assessment (CoEIA), 2020-2022, PN II – TE, member of the research team
  • Experimental Methods for Ecosystems Services Assessment of Urban Lakes under Climate Changes (EMERSA), 2017-2018 PN II – Experimental Demonstrative Projects, project manager Ioja, C., member of the research team


Member of professional societies

  • Romanian Society of Geography (SGR) since 2015
  • Society for Urban Ecology (SURE) since 2014
  • International Association People-Environment Studies (IAPS) since 2018
  • Romanian Environmental Association (ASRM) since 2021