Friday 26 March, 9:30

Seminar 2. LANDSCAPES. Integration of Urban Surroundings

Auditorium of Biblioteca Vapor Badia (Sabadell)

Landscapes is the second of the four seminars envisaged for the Cerdà Postmetropolis International Congress on Government of Metropolitan Regions in the 21st Century


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These introductory seminars will furnish content for some of the themes of debate at the final Congress. This “Congress in Progress” will make it possible to situate the debate on territorial dynamics and urban policy in different metropolitan municipalities about which a number of case studies will be presented in order to show the transformation of the city in some of its more recent manifestations:

Regeneration of the existing city.

Integration of urban surroundings.

Areas of new growth.

Recycling industrial landscapes.

The Landscapes seminar will present different ideas concerning the wide range of initiatives and projects that, thanks to a series of interventions and projects of landscape management, have seen the integration of peri-urban spaces into the settled territory of many metropolitan municipalities. Fluvial boundaries, city outskirt zones, urban garden plots, industrial complexes and rehabilitated quarries are among the urban settings in which landscape renovation has most clearly demonstrated its ability to improve quality of life and enhance the thresholds of civic coexistence.


Friday, 26 March 2010

9.30 a.m. Presentation

New Metropolitan Landscapes and the Ordinary City
Francesc Muñoz
, director of the Cerdà Postmetropolis International Congress.

10 - 10.30 a.m.

Integrating Urban Limits: The Ripoll River Park

Xavier Mayor, PhD in Biology and specialist in strategic environmental planning.

10.30 - 11 a.m. Coffee Break

11 - 12.30 p.m.

From Peri-Urban to Metropolitan: Landscape Recovery in Perspective
Pau de Solà-Morales, lecturer in Architecture at the Rovira i Virgili University of Tarragona.

The Metropolis from the Green: Metropolitan Parks and the Frontier of Landscape Integration
Josep Mascaró, architect, Head of Project and Works, Collserola Park.

Presented and moderated by Toni Luna, lecturer in Geography at the Pompeu Fabra University of Barcelona.

12.30 – 2 p.m.

The New Metropolitan Agoras: Landscape as a New Civic Space
Enric Batlle
, architect, lecturer in the Department of Urban Planning at the School of Architecture of the Vallès.

Recovery and Restoration of Residual Landscapes
Imma Jansana
, landscape architect.

Presented and moderated by Albert Pèlachs, geographer and lecturer in the Department of Geography at the Autonomous University of Barcelona.

4 p.m. – 6 p.m.

Visit to the Ripoll River Park

6.30 p.m. Panel discussion

Landscape Policies in the Territory: A New Metropolitan Agenda

Carles Llop
, director of the Department of Urbanism and Regional Planning at the Technical University of Catalonia.
Albert Cortina
, lawyer, director of Estudi DTUM.
Juli Esteban
, director of the Urban Planning, Department of Territorial Policy and Public Works of the Generalitat (Government) of Catalonia.

Presented and moderated by Jaume Busquets, sub-director for Landscape, Department of Territorial Policy and Public Works of the Generalitat (Government) of Catalonia.



Introductory seminars

26 February, 2010

The recovery of the city

26 March, Sabadell

Integration of urban surroundings

30 April, el Prat de Llobregat

The construction of the new city

28 May, Sant Adrià de Besòs

The sustainability of industrial urban landscapes

8 – 11 June, Barcelona, CCCB

International Congress
Cerdà Postmetropolis. Government of Metropolitan Regions in the 21st Century


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