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CERDÀ POSTMETROPOLIS International Congress Government of Metropolitan Regions in the 21st Century

Seminar 3. EXTENSIONS. The New City

El Prat de Llobregat

Debate

Free

Extensions is the third of four seminars leading up to the Cerdà Postmetropolis International Congress on Government of Metropolitan Regions in the 21st Century.



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 seminar Extensions takes the form of a debate on new zones of urban growth, new areas of urban development in the metropolitan scheme. If it is true that the initiatives of refurbishment and improvement of the existing city are prominent in the urban images of the present-day city, the dynamics of urbanisation and the needs of a growing population have also brought about equally comparable processes of new municipal and neighbourhood extensions. Beyond growth in the form of disperse urbanisation, a new form of urban planning, common to many metropolitan municipalities has aimed to expand the city while also maintaining the values of the already-constructed urban fabric, attempting to link up once again isolated areas between towns and to manage the integration of new urban limits into the landscape.


Programme




Friday 7 May 2010




9.30 a.m. Presentation



Towards a New Urban Canon: Edge Cities or New Urban Development?
Francesc Muñoz
, director of the Cerdà Postmetropolis International Congress



 




10 -10.30 a.m.



The New City Today: El Prat-Nord
Fernando Domínguez Vázquez
, municipal architect and Urban Planning Services Director of El Prat de Llobregat City Council.




10.30 -11 a.m. Coffee break




11 a.m. -12.30 p.m.



Alternatives to Canonical Urban Growth
Eduard Bru
, architect



The New City and Environmental Sustainability of the Territory
David Saurí
, Professor of Geography and Environmental Sciences, Autonomous University of Barcelona

Presented and moderated by Silvia Banchini
, co-director of Intelligent Coast



 



12.30 – 2 p.m.



The Design of Future Growth Areas: The Example of the ARES [Strategic Residential Areas]
Joan Llort
, general director of Strategic Action and Land Policy of the Department of Territorial Policy and Public Works of the Generalitat (Government) of Catalonia.



The Project of New Residential Patterns
Antonio Font
, Professor of Urban Planning at the Vallès School of Architecture (Technical University of Catalonia)

Presented and moderated by Josep Antoni Bàguena
, consultant in territorial planning to the Generalitat (Government) of Catalonia




4 – 5.30 p.m.



Recommendations for Planning and Habitability in the New City
Sebastià Jornet
, architect, lecturer in Urban Planning at the Barcelona School of Architecture (Technical University of Catalonia)

Criteria for Socially Sustainable Urban Planning
Josep Maria Montaner
, Professor, Department of Architectural Composition at the Barcelona School of Architecture (Technical University of Catalonia)

Presented and moderated by Maria Rubert
, lecturer in the Department of Urban and Territorial Planning at the Technical University of Catalonia




5.30 – 6 p.m. Coffee break




6 – 7.30 p.m. Panel discussion



Roadmaps for Future City Growth: Urban Planning, Territory, Society and Landscape
Josep Maria Vilanova
, lecturer in the Department of Urban and Territorial Planning at the Technical University of Catalonia
Joan Subirats
, Professor of Political Science at the Autonomous University of Barcelona.
Jaume Busquets, assistant director of Landscape, Department of Territorial Policy and Public Works of the Generalitat (Government) of Catalonia



 



Presented and moderated by Hèctor Santcovsky, sociologist, Metropolitan Area of Barcelona



 



CONGRESS IN PROGRESS




Introductory seminars




26 February 2010, Barcelona, CCCB



Regenerations
The recovery of the city




26 March 2010
, Sabadell



Landscapes
Integration of urban surroundings




7 May 2010, El Prat de Llobregat



Extensions
The construction of the new city




28 May 2010, Sant Adrià de Besós



Recycling
The sustainability of industrial urban landscapes




From 8 – 11 June 2010, Barcelona, CCCB

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



 

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