Ourense City and Integrated Urban Planning

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Presentation delivered by Susana Bayo for URBACT Training for Elected Representatives on Integrated and Sustainable Urban Development.
Seminar 3 (2-4 December 2013, Brussels, Belgium): Sustainability and change. How can cities tackle the challenges of climate change and assess their progress? And how to intervene in complex energy transitions while improving a city's quality of life?

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Ourense City and Integrated Urban Planning

  1. 1. ENVIRONMENT DEPARTMENT COUNCILLOR MS. SUSANA BAYO PARTNER of project
  2. 2. OURENSE CITY Mid-term city (over 100.000 unhabitants) Located on Galicia region at northwest of Spain on barrier with Portugal Administrative and comercial capital of Ourense Province (unique city of these lands) European historic thermal city Last Galician city between our region and Madrid for road and train (“Galicia Gate”)
  3. 3. OURENSE CITY CHALLENGES ON URBACT General Extreme ageing: Low incomesrising Massive unemployment: Critical young unemploymentNo incomes City development on transition from rururban design to urban design= Lacks of urban planning “Biggest chrisis never seen” context Focused Lots of unused rururban lands on perimeter: Lot of private and public unproductive zones Depressed local shops & restaurants
  4. 4. “COMEOURENSE” ULSG Agrofood faculties: Researching and technical support All civil representatives: to “City agreement” + Transparency = To be a “City project” Ecologists (and Co-ops): Technical Support & Publicity (rotating presence) Neibourhoods associations: Focused Publicity & field support (rotating presence) Food shops association: Focused Publicity & Focused support Technicians: UE, Environment, Education, City Development, Rural perimeter departments to focused technical & financial support (rotating presence) EU projects consultant as ULSG Coordinator and project manager Enviroment Council as leader
  5. 5. LAP With Pilot actions! Landbank Local Food Unit: “ComeOurense” Brand Analysis of city done Objectives done Indicators: parcially developed (In progress) Funding -on progress- with local results
  6. 6. 10 Months on project execution Local Food Unit: Space achieved on traditional central market University Greenhouse: Achieved Equipment needs at 50% from Youth Local Department LandBank development: Agreement model achieved Data bank started 1 rururbanneibourhood “activated”: Seixalbo: 4 ULSG meetings opened to citizens
  7. 7. THANK FOR YOU ATTENTION ;D

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