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Expansion Of Metropolitan Areas, Land Use And Sustainability Indicators: The Case Of Valencia (Spain)

Price

Free (open access)

Paper DOI

10.2495/SC100011

Volume

129

Pages

13

Page Range

3 - 15

Published

2010

Size

2,169 kb

Author(s)

F. Gómez, L. Montero, V. De Vicente, A. Sequí & J. Langa

Abstract

This work presents the last phase in an extensive piece of research done in the city of Valencia (Spain). The different parts of this research have been presented at different conferences: the overall study of the green zones in the city; a list of the green zones with the comfort afforded; formulation of some of the comfort indices used, modified for the city of Valencia; incidence of the study on the green zones in the city planning; list of the study of the green zones in the city with sustainability, through the sustainability indicators. This starts by analyzing the application of the research as regards quantity and quality of green zones in the city, done in cooperation with the Green Plan for the city. Nevertheless, taking into account the way the city is growing, at the expense of the medium on which this is established, the market garden known as the Huerta de Valencia, which the Döbris report describes as the second richest in Europe, the absolute need to protect this from the invasion of the city and control and redirect Valencia’s growth has been observed, if the aim is to reach sustainable planning. This second phase takes into account the proposal put forward by the Valencian Authority, on the Plan for Protection of the Huerta, in line with the philosophy of European Territorial Strategy and the European Landscape Agreement. Keywords: green planning, indicators of sustainability, green zones, urban planning, Valencia (Spain).

Keywords

green planning, indicators of sustainability, green zones, urban planning, Valencia (Spain)