Eugen Pănescu is an architect and urban strategist involved in quality-based initiatives regarding the national planning framework, housing and policies for architecture and urban regeneration of historic areas. As Chair of the Urban Issues working group and elected member of the of the Architects Council of Europe Board 2015-2021, he follows the European Urban Agenda and the Baukultur approach to sustainability, housing, the wise adaptive re-use and cautious retrofitting of buildings and urban areas. Eugen contributes to a broader professional network response to the New European Bauhaus initiative and he promotes, as a public speaker, the holistic approach of urban-rural regeneration through social and economic equity, linking innovative public governance with civic action. His ideas refer to finding responsible answers through cross-cultural cooperation and social awareness. These actions provided him in 2022 a fellowship in the RISE Cities programme of the BMW Foundation.