In the master thesis ‘A Project for Valencia’ I observed the strategic spatial planning changes and a vast development of Valencian large urban projects in the last 20 years. Subsequently I estimated the effects of such processes in the current times of economy recession and real estate development stagnation and from my findings and observations I identified two main problems, which I have researched in my thesis:
- Unequal distribution of public gains from the large urban projects in Valencia.
- Emerging spatial problems of social vulnerability.
In order to cope with the mentioned main problems, I developed a strategy which reveals the possibilities of stimulating the stagnant real estate development and proposes intervention projects in order to capture the synergy of the existing and future large urban projects. In addition, these interventions improve the spatial conditions of socially vulnerable areas and directly benefit the locals and their living quality. Two key intervention projects were studied in more detail and a design proposal for them was proposed. This made it possible to open up a discussion of the actual development possibilities even in the times of the economic scarcity and real estate market stagnation. Participation and cooperation of the local public authorities, third party investors and local inhabitants was engaged towards the processes of urban growth.