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A program for the urban edges
Áreas de investigación
  • Arquitectura,
  • Arquitectura de la ciudad
The relationship between the city and the rural areas is increasingly diffuse, less defined. Urban peripheries move towards the rural areas, before productive, sustenance of the city, today turned into expectantly, abandoned and degraded places, lost its original value. Thus, the edges become unfriendly, poorly connected and cause aesthetic and functional degradation of the built environment. In areas of scattered settlement, which our work will be referred, with strong characterization of the territory, this situation has resulted in the first stage of settlements absorption in the city limits and then, following the guidelines of contemporary development, converting them into growth centers for new developments, without the parallel generation of equipment and services that had given life to the traditional places, but only fulfilled a function. Urban pressure on its nearest rural environment has produced the emergence of discordant elements that disrupt the urban image, that were until recent times well integrated into the landscape. This alteration has influenced not only the housing occupation but also other utilities, spontaneous or not, as industrial, commercial or large equipments that take advantage of the presence lower economic value grounds and not only changing the scale, but also requiring new infrastructure, of which roads are the most visible, destroying softer connection guidelines and generating confused and dangerous connections, besides being powerful physical borders in the territory. Urban edges represent, today, a place of opportunity. Crisis has clearly raised growth limits that were becoming useless according to sustainable principles. It thus enters a stage that will build the city over the city and talk about integrated urban regeneration. City limits represent the possibility of recovering the relationship between the inhabited areas, at any scale, and its immediate surroundings reinventing the relationship between built space, natural and agricultural areas. They are areas of excellence, today without visibility or with negative perception, which introduce connectors to help redesign the urban image, unstructured today, decreasing volumes, integrating utilities and incorporating functional and visual criteria favoring the connection between humanized area and the natural and agricultural areas adjacent, understanding that in the periphery is the future of our cities. It is intended, from the analysis of the case, the Spanish Northwest, which is based on sustainability in abroad sense along with the works of Secchi, Indovina or Bruegmann, to know the reality from its recent evolution to propose criteria for future development. In short, the aim would be to recover the previous balance between city and country through mutual synergy from ancient urban life, from already accepted approaches of rehabilitation, regeneration and renewal, incorporated into the concept of integrated urban regeneration, in the construction process and actual debate; as well as other emergent treatment in built space density, design and diversity.
Nombre congreso
EURAU 2016 European Symposium on Research in Architecture and Urban Design: In Between Scales
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Bucarest, Rumanía
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Título de las actas
EURAU 2016 European Symposium on Research in Architecture and Urban Design: In Between Scales
Esta actividad pertenece a memorias de investigación
  • Autor: Maria Asuncion Leboreiro Amaro (UPM)
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