Sfântu Gheorghe, Romania

Population: 55,000

Sfântu Gheorghe is the capital of Covasna County in central Romania. It is situated between the Baraolt and Bodoc mountain ranges on the River Olt. Sfântu Gheorghe’s population is a diverse mix of ethnic Hungarians, Romanians and Roma.

CLEVER Cities plans

Through CLEVER Cities, Sfântu Gheorghe plans to increase the city’s resilience in the face of extreme weather, such as flooding, and improve access to and quality of green spaces for locals to enjoy.


The project will focus on the area around the Debren River (a tributary of the River Olt), which is prone to flooding. The intention is to work with the local Roma community living in the area, to design and implement the nature-based solutions to improve living conditions.