Published: Jan 20, 2015 4:00:00 PM
Never ridden a bike before but want to try? Got a new bike and looking for advice on good routes? Ride a little but wish you were more confident? Just want a free coffee and to chat about bikes? More...
Published: Jan 12, 2015 11:08:00 AM
Congratulations to everyone who joined in with the Christmas Switch Off. The savings you’ve helped make really is proof that we can all play a part in improving UCL’s environmental impact. More...
Published: Jan 9, 2015 9:50:00 AM
The Sustainability Team is running free environmental auditor training sessions to cover the basics of how to undertake an audit, and to give an opportunity to conduct an audit of a UCL building. More...
Published: Jan 8, 2015 11:53:00 AM
Mario Paris (UCL-CASA): Landscape as Strategy in Urban Planning: The new Master Plan of Valladolid (2012)
Our group (IUU - Instituto Universitario de Urbanistica) with the contribution to the new Urban Plan of Valladolid (E) -a medium, historical and industrial city in the centre of the continental Spanish plateau- it is trying to design a new urban strategy for a contemporary city, facing its actual problems and improving its potential to the future.
In our planning method, developed in different researches, we create a “smart plan” for the city based in the sustainability as a strategy, not as a result. Through three interrelated systems (public open space, mobility and access, centralities and neighbourhoods) we are reading the local landscape and re-designing the urban structure. With twelve synthetic images it is possible a new approach to the complex genius loci of our city. In this plan the landscape is our reference in the urban re-generation, urban innovation and the design of the future urban areas.