La dispersione nella regione di Barcellona e il PTMB 2010

Acierno, Antonio (2012) La dispersione nella regione di Barcellona e il PTMB 2010. TeMA Journal of Land Use, Mobility and Environment, 5 (1). pp. 63-77. ISSN 1970-9870

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The Barcelona metropolitan region is composed of 164 municipalities distributed over an area of about 3234 sq km with a population of 5 million inhabitants. In the last decades, the growth of metropolitan region has been characterized by some critical problems: high land occupation, dispersed occupation of the territory, low building density, considerable fragmentation and high specialization (residential developments, commercial centres, industrial areas, etc), growing social segregation. The sprawl, together with changes in economic and social structure, caused a loss of landscape and environment values in the territory, a reduction of natural areas, involving an increase in consumption of resources. The sprawling development was already evident in the early 1970s, and a study of dynamic of the sprawl was conducted to show the main features of this process. The main problems addressed by the plan have been identified in the sprawl, the territorial fragmentation and the growing social segregation. The plan has been proposed by regional government in concert with municipalities through an interesting participatory process that has secured a broad consensus. The plan structure founded on three main systems: Open Spaces, Settlements and Infrastructures; all of them providing strategic solutions and detailed analysis of the different parts of territory , in order to reach a balanced future asset. The PTMB has strategically addressed the three questions respectively with compactness, complexity and cohesion in order to reconstruct urban armature capable of sustaining the growth in the region.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Sprawl, metropolitan dynamics, regional planning, Barcelona
Subjects: 600 Tecnologia - Scienze applicate > 620 Ingegneria e attivita' affini
700 Arti, Belle arti e Arti decorative > 710 Urbanistica e paesistica
Depositing User: Rosa Anna La Rocca
Date Deposited: 09 May 2012 08:21
Last Modified: 11 Mar 2015 15:14

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