Urban Menus

Responsible for the technical implementation of the websites. Member of the akaryon team.

Member of the Urban Menus Team

In 2018 she graduated with a Master’s degree in Urban and Regional Planning from UACEG, Sofia. She is mostly involved in urban regeneration and sustainable redevelopment projects. She worked for ProArch from 2018 to 2022. She is currently working for the site research team at Lidl Bulgaria.

In 2020 she graduated with a Master’s degree in Architecture from UACEG, Sofia, specializing in History and Theory of Architecture. While studying, she worked in different offices in Sofia and attended several summer architecture workshops abroad in Italy, Belgium and the UK. She tutors children’s workshop classes on architecture and is involved in organizing courses for university students to meet with leading companies in the building sector.

In 2014 she graduated from the Sofia high school for building, architecture, and geodesy in Sofia, Bulgaria, in the class water systems and buildings. In 2019 she graduated with a Master’s degree in Architecture at UACG, Sofia. Every summer vacation, she enrolled in different countries Erasmus + internships.

Supports the URBAN MENUS team with research and text contributions. Studied German and Austrian Studies at the University of Vienna, worked in the cultural sector on expression and now uses her creative and writing talent in the sustainability industry.

This training provides a first comprehensive overview on the areas of the Green Deal

  •  Climate ambition 
  • Clean, affordable, and secure energy
  • Repurposing buildings
  • Sustainable and smart mobility
  • Ecosystems and biodiversity 
  • Zero pollution
  • Mobilising industry
  •  “Farm to Fork”

Greendeal Analysis

The goal of the training is to analyse projects/actions within the areas of the Green Deal. 

  • How “fit” are you already?
  • Do you already apply actions that are covered in the scope of the Green Deal? If yes, how are they going? Are there possible improvements that you can think of?

This training is focused on Impact analysis skills, which is necessary to measure the progress towards the Green Deal. Impact analysis aims to evaluate the impact of an activity in social, economic, and environmental dimensions. It can thus help anticipating possible outcomes of activities respectively implemented strategies. Impact analysis delivers impact indicators, which are one of the crucial elements required for securing funding/financial support for a project, for securing insurance and for putting the project on the market attracting potential customers. 

Impact Analysis

The goal of the training is to increase the knowledge about impact measurement by indicators.

  • How can indicators be defined? 
  • How can new indicators be found? 
  • Which data is helpful to use? What are the difficulties with data?
  • What visualisations present the outcomes best?

Tsar Mihail Asen Street

Tsar Mihail Asen Street, situated in the Simeonovo district, serves as a crucial link between the urbanized region and Vitosha Natural Park. Despite its strategic location, the street suffers from inadequate infrastructure, leading to challenges in waste management, snow removal, and lighting. The absence of a nearby public transport stop within a reasonable distance of two kilometers forces residents to heavily rely on cars for commuting. Additionally, the lack of waste bins nearby makes segregated waste disposal a challenging task. However, the street gains significance as it forms a part of the renowned ‘Vitosha 100’ marathon route.

This street is connected to natural attractions like the Simeonov lakes, as well as various mountain lodges and hotels. Although the area boasts individual, luxurious, and high-priced residential constructions, there is a lack of modern energy-efficient systems in place. Gas supply is absent, with residents relying on electricity or wood for heating purposes. Inadequate street lighting in the past resulted in a surge in thefts, prompting local residents to form night patrol groups for enhanced security. The absence of a sewage system, due to the steep slope and limited funds, leads to untreated wastewater being discharged into nearby rivers or boreholes, causing flooding in flat areas.
Despite these infrastructural shortcomings, the Simeonovo villa area offers advantages such as clean air, minimal traffic, close proximity to nature, and spacious properties.

This training is focused on community participation. Here participants will engage in envisioning the future of a location, considering the particular challenges it faces, such as surplus leisure time, blackouts, flooding, and safety concerns. For each potential future scenario (continuation, collapse, new equilibrium, transformation), participants must choose a reference picture or provide a brief text. By incorporating their own ideas and insights from AI chatbots, participants will develop a community-organizing strategy that effectively tackles these potential future situations.

Co-operative Participation

This training aims to inspire you to take an active role in your community, fostering a resilient and collaborative framework. Community participation can be tackled from many different angles, the alternatives are endless, and it is up to us to get involved and make a difference.

Funded by the European Union. Views and opinions expressed are however those of the author(s) only and do not necessarily reflect those of the European Union or the European Education and Culture Executive Agency (EACEA). Neither the European Union nor EACEA can be held responsible for them.

Funded by the European Union.