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Hyper Planning And The Construction Bubble On The Northern Coast Of The Valencian Countryside (or How The Unwarranted Scenarios Of Planning Have Contributed To The Present Urban Disaster)

Price

Free (open access)

Paper DOI

10.2495/ECO150191

Volume

192

Pages

11

Page Range

207 - 217

Published

2015

Size

262 kb

Author(s)

F. Gaja i Díaz

Abstract

The northern coast of Valencia, previously left out of the development of mass tourism, hoped to join the manna that had arrived with the construction boom of 1996 to 2007 in Spain. Along with the desire to overcome the hurdle of seasonality, the construction, which has become known as Golf Resorts, began to take place. We will study the role played by what is called “hyper planning” (extremely oversized proposals) and the role of Public Administration in giving support to those operations in order to explain why none of them has successfully been finished.

Keywords

construction bubble, planning, golf resorts, ecological impact, scarce resources