a university inside the city:
challenges and opportunities

• city profile
• university inside the city
what, how, who?
• ...
a university inside the city: challenges and opportunities
city profile

• second most populous city in the
Center Region ...
• strategic location, ease to access
due to the railway, seaport and
highways

Vigo

Porto
Madrid

Aveiro

• economic dyna...
• attractiveness of the landscape “Ria
de Aveiro”
• historic districts vs modern city

20th century- art nouveau, deco,
mo...
a university inside the city: challenges and opportunities
what?
• university as another
city inside the city,
different worlds?
• close model of the
campus, private
space?
• in the city?
• into scientific
research, away from
real life?
• best waterfront of
the city?
• ghost space during
weekend and out of
school times?
train
station
city hall

city center

Santiago campus

Crasto campus

future science park

a university inside the city: c...
• easy to get there
without a car?
• close to city center?
• connection paths
comfortable and
clear?
• different modes of
transportation
available- walking,
cycling and public
transportation?
• articulation with the
surrounding
territories- built and
natural?
• how inhabitants get
here?
train
station
train
station

a university inside the city: challenges and opportunities
who?
• campus has all the
necessary facilities
and amenities?
• many students live at
(or very near) the
campus
• students from the
surrounding areas
pass through the city
daily.
• which relationship do
they have with the
city?
• image of the studentnoisy, bohemian,
with different habits.
engagement with the
community?
• how are the urban
areas attracting the
students?
• how it can be
reshaped to receive
them?
a university inside the city: challenges and opportunities
strategy

strategy of city master plan:
• ensuring a territoria...
a university inside the city: challenges and opportunities
strategy

urban
liveability
mobility
and
accessibility

Aveiro
...
a university inside the city: challenges and opportunities
opportunities

Aveiro is attractive,
welcoming and young
• open...
Aveiro can provide one of
the best quality living
environment
• easy to combine different modes of
transportation
• less r...
Aveiro needs to use all the skills and resources to achieve its
goals
• living lab, testing sustainable city
• large range...
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  • Urban channels as main character
    Althought it’s history comes from far behind, the control of the sea and estuary waters in the 19 th century represented a big step for its growth. Later on, by 1973, the University of Aveiro was created, and it’s already considered one of the most dynamic and innovative universities of Portugal.
    The majority of these trips are made by private car. Plano municipal percentagem meios deslocação
  • Students are a interested group, open to new ideias
  • Other then night life
    Taking advantage of its unique center, Traditional shops, local businesses
  • Rehabilitation, requalification, people
    Sustainability
    Risk assessment
  • relation to “ria”, landscape, potential to be enjoyed by the people, outdoor activities
  • 3 - EUniverCities - Aveiro

    1. 1. a university inside the city: challenges and opportunities • city profile • university inside the city what, how, who? • which are the opportunities
    2. 2. a university inside the city: challenges and opportunities city profile • second most populous city in the Center Region of Portugal. NUT II • capital of County. 78 500 inhabitants Baixo Vouga. NUT III. 400 000 inhabitants • medium-sized city. 40 000 inhabitants Inhabitants. 2011
    3. 3. • strategic location, ease to access due to the railway, seaport and highways Vigo Porto Madrid Aveiro • economic dynamism, focal point of an industrially developed region • growing centre of leisure and culture • tradition (eg fishing, salt production or ceramic industry) along with innovation Lisbon (eg research in telecommunications) Faro
    4. 4. • attractiveness of the landscape “Ria de Aveiro” • historic districts vs modern city 20th century- art nouveau, deco, modernism and contemporary portuguese architecture • urban sprawl most of the Portuguese coastline cities • intense commuting movements link the surrounding urban areas
    5. 5. a university inside the city: challenges and opportunities what?
    6. 6. • university as another city inside the city, different worlds?
    7. 7. • close model of the campus, private space? • in the city? • into scientific research, away from real life?
    8. 8. • best waterfront of the city?
    9. 9. • ghost space during weekend and out of school times?
    10. 10. train station city hall city center Santiago campus Crasto campus future science park a university inside the city: challenges and opportunities how?
    11. 11. • easy to get there without a car? • close to city center?
    12. 12. • connection paths comfortable and clear?
    13. 13. • different modes of transportation available- walking, cycling and public transportation?
    14. 14. • articulation with the surrounding territories- built and natural?
    15. 15. • how inhabitants get here?
    16. 16. train station
    17. 17. train station a university inside the city: challenges and opportunities who?
    18. 18. • campus has all the necessary facilities and amenities?
    19. 19. • many students live at (or very near) the campus
    20. 20. • students from the surrounding areas pass through the city daily.
    21. 21. • which relationship do they have with the city?
    22. 22. • image of the studentnoisy, bohemian, with different habits. engagement with the community?
    23. 23. • how are the urban areas attracting the students? • how it can be reshaped to receive them?
    24. 24. a university inside the city: challenges and opportunities strategy strategy of city master plan: • ensuring a territorial model that reinforces the centrality of urban areas and its valorization • stimulate entrepreneurship • promote a attractive territory from the standpoint of environmental, historical, and cultural • strengthen the accessibility network as a motor for cohesion • strengthen the protection and enhancement of environmental components
    25. 25. a university inside the city: challenges and opportunities strategy urban liveability mobility and accessibility Aveiro branding sea, ria and salt entrepreneurship and knowledge participation and citizenship environmental valorisation energy sustainability
    26. 26. a university inside the city: challenges and opportunities opportunities Aveiro is attractive, welcoming and young • open mind • will to join new projects • innovation, creativity, knowledge youth rates. 2011 • social and cultural diversity • integration and closer relationships in the city center • positive potential to create new solutions • overall education of the student • student satisfaction atractiveness rates. 2011
    27. 27. Aveiro can provide one of the best quality living environment • easy to combine different modes of transportation • less resistance to change • favorable characteristics • large scale mobility • combination with short distances easy to access • city size
    28. 28. Aveiro needs to use all the skills and resources to achieve its goals • living lab, testing sustainable city • large range of cooperation areas, win-win • human resources, equipment, spaces can be used for both interests • testing new solutions on voids with growth opportunities • important research not used can be applied • problem based learning, from local to global • testing quality markets, from and to university

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