DBPapers
DOI: 10.5593/SGEM2014/B53/S23.111

REGIONAL PARKS - THE ALTERNATIVE FOR RENEWING THE SENSITIVE RURAL AREAS WITH POTENTIAL FOR AGROTOURISM. CASE STUDY: BRAN-RUCAR CORRIDOR

D. Dumitrescu, A.A. Baltalunga, H. Geography
Wednesday 1 October 2014 by Libadmin2014

References: 14th International Multidisciplinary Scientific GeoConference SGEM 2014, www.sgem.org, SGEM2014 Conference Proceedings, ISBN 978-619-7105-19-3 / ISSN 1314-2704, June 19-25, 2014, Book 5, Vol. 3, 837-844 pp

ABSTRACT
Alpine areas, fragile par excellence, would benefit rather from an integrated, balanced development, than from an artificial “conflict” between their environment and their economic development, between their traditions and their economic development or between the latter and their historical dimension. The true challenge for the fragile alpine areas in Romania is generated by their difficult geographic conditions, which trigger high costs and supplementary difficulties in terms of territorial renewal. The Bran-Rucar Corridor is incontestably endowed with treasures in terms of natural and architectural patrimony, cultural heritage or gastronomy, and therefore it could become a major touristic destination in Romania. However, the absence of a voluntaristic, wellcoordinated policy, of a Master Plan, could slow down its development. The risk of a rapid degradation of the environment and of an irreversible rural fall should also be considered. The Bran-Rucar Regional Park is the answer proposed regarding the present and future stakes of this area.

Keywords: regional parks, rural areas, sensitive, agrotourism, Bran-Rucar Corridor.