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.

Latest news from Sfântu Gheorghe

Malmö welcomes fellow cities to kick-off in Lindängen

31 May 2019

“Green rush to Lindängen”: this is the vision that the CLEVER Cities team in Malmö (Sweden) has set for its CLEVER Action Lab.  The Malmö team - hosts of the Kick-off Workshop for fellow cities, which took place on 16-17 May 2019 - presented their vision of a peaceful, healthy, biodiverse and proud neighbourhood, with future headlines covering the green rush to visit Lindängen’s buzzing bee hotels and trails of plants from North to South.

Participants from Belgrade (Serbia), Larissa (Greece), Sfântu Gheorghe (Romania) and Quito (Ecuador) also presented the visions for their CLEVER Action labs.

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