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Published: Dec 11, 2013 9:59:00 AM
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Published: Nov 28, 2013 3:46:00 PM
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.