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Imagining the Diagonal - A New Vision for Southern Europe

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Fifteen students from the University of Pennsylvania’s Department of City and Regional Planning traveled to Madrid, Spain to participate in a week long workshop where they collaborated with European academics, professionals and civic leaders to conceptualize an emergent Lisbon – Milan axis called the “European Diagonal”.

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Imagining the Diagonal - A New Vision for Southern Europe

  1. 1. UNIVERSITY OF PENNSYLVANIA EUROPEAN DIAGONAL STUDIO INSTRUCTORS :: Prof. Robert Yaro & Armando Carbonell TA :: Celeste Layne
  2. 2.  Fundación Metrópoli A think tank dedicated to creating and sharing knowledge towards building a sustainable future  Fundación Astroc A real estate development company committed to the improvement and development of cities CLIENTS
  3. 3.  Identify the urban form in Madrid  Conceptualize the European Diagonal  Place Madrid within context of Diagonal  Explore concept of Diagonal as ‘hinge’ between Continental Europe and Northern Africa GOALS PORTO SEVILLE VALENCIA BILBAO MONPELLIER GENOA ZARAGOZA LISBON MADRID BARCELONE MARSEILLE MILANOLYON TURIN VENICE BORDEAUX TOULOUSE
  4. 4. DEFINING THE NEW REGIONAL VISION FOR THE GMR The formulation of the new regional Vision will consider the following issues:  Polycentric system of cities  Environmental systems and Ecological corridors  Infrastructure systems  Collective transport systems  Nodes/Symbols of identity  Spaces for the Creative Economy  Critical Projects and Strategic Opportunities
  5. 5. DEFINING THE NEW REGIONAL VISION FOR THE GMR
  6. 6.  The idea is to think about the future of the Greater Madrid Region (GMR) in the light of major projects and strategies taking place in other metropolises around the world. THE M-30 “DIALOG” WITH ALL THE DISTRICTS OF MADRID DEFINING THE NEW REGIONAL VISION FOR THE GMR
  7. 7. THE M-30 “SEPARATES” DISTRICTS WITH DIFFERENT LEVELS OF RENT DEFINING THE NEW REGIONAL VISION FOR THE GMR
  8. 8. INSIDE THE M-30 THERE ARE MORE THAN 80,000 VACANT DWELLINGS DEFINING THE NEW REGIONAL VISION FOR THE GMR
  9. 9. DEFINING THE NEW REGIONAL VISION FOR THE GMR
  10. 10. DEFINING THE NEW REGIONAL VISION FOR THE GMR
  11. 11. DEFINING THE NEW REGIONAL VISION FOR THE GMR
  12. 12. DEFINING THE NEW REGIONAL VISION FOR THE GMR
  13. 13. CONCENTRATION OF MOST CREATIVE ACTIVITIES IN MADRID DEFINING THE NEW REGIONAL VISION FOR THE GMR
  14. 14. THE PLACE MOST ACCESSIBLE BY PUBLIC TRANSPORT IN THE METROPOLITAN AREA DEFINING THE NEW REGIONAL VISION FOR THE GMR
  15. 15. THE EMERGENT “EUROPEAN DIAGONAL”
  16. 16. 20% EU Territory 40% EU Population 50% EU GDP THE EMERGENT “EUROPEAN DIAGONAL”
  17. 17. PORTO SEVILLE VALENCIA BILBAO GENOA MONTPELLIER ZARAGOZA BORDEAUX TOULOUSE LYON TURIN THE EUROPEAN DIAGONAL HYPOTHESIS  Emergent “Global Gateway Region” that can complement the “European Pentagon” (London-Paris-Hamburg- Munich-Milan)  How can the Diagonal be configured and integrated through infrastructure and transport systems, economic, environmental and cultural strategies? THE EMERGENT “EUROPEAN DIAGONAL”
  18. 18. PORTO SEVILLE VALENCIA BILBAO GENOA MONTPELLIER ZARAGOZA LISBON MADRID BARCELO NA MARSEILL E MILANO BORDEAUX TOULOUSE LYON TURIN THE EMERGENT “EUROPEAN DIAGONAL”
  19. 19. POPULATION (2003): 2,662,949 27% of Portugal Largest city in Portugal TOTAL AREA 3,128 km2 GDP (2003) 104,3 (UE25=100)Source: National Institute of Statistics, 2003 Metropolitan System of Geographical Information, 2003 www.aml.pt ANA Aeroportos de Portugal METROPOLITAN LISBON THE EMERGENT “EUROPEAN DIAGONAL”
  20. 20. AIRPORT: Portela Airport 9,36 M pass (2002) #1 in Portugal PORT: Porto de Lisboa 12,42 M tonnes (2005) 29,69 M pass (2005) METROPOLITAN LISBON Source: National Institute of Statistics, 2003 Metropolitan System of Geographical Information, 2003 www.aml.pt ANA Aeroportos de Portugal THE EMERGENT “EUROPEAN DIAGONAL”
  21. 21. POPULATION (2005): 5,964,143 (Province) 13,52% of Spain Largest city in Spain TOTAL AREA: 8,022 km2 (Province) GDP (2003): 128,8 (UE Average = 100) Sources: INE Anuario Estadístico de España 2006 Estimaciones actuales de la población a partir del censo de 2001 GDP per caìta in PPS- Eurostat 2003 METROPOLITAN MADRID THE EMERGENT “EUROPEAN DIAGONAL”
  22. 22. AIRPORT: Barajas Airport 41,0 M pass (2005) #1 in Spain #5 in the EU Sources: INE Anuario Estadístico de España 2006 Estimaciones actuales de la población a partir del censo de 2001 GDP per caìta in PPS- Eurostat 2003 METROPOLITAN MADRID THE EMERGENT “EUROPEAN DIAGONAL”
  23. 23. POPULATION (2005): 5,226,354 (Catalonia) 3,000,000 (Metro) 11,85% of Spain 2nd largest city in Spain TOTAL AREA (Province): 7,728 km2 (Catalonia) 628 km2 (Metro) GDP (2003) : 117,5 (EU Average = 100) Sources: INE Anuario Estadístico de España 2006 Estimaciones actuales de la población a partir del censo de 2001 Eurostat 2002-2003 AENA 2004 – Puertos del Estado 2004 METROPOLITAN BARCELONA THE EMERGENT “EUROPEAN DIAGONAL”
  24. 24. AIRPORT: El Prat Airport 27,15 M pass (2005) #2 in Spain, #9 in the EU · Girona-Costa Brava Airport · Reus Airport PORT: Port of Barcelona 39,32 M tonnes (2004) 1,97 M pass Sources: INE Anuario Estadístico de España 2006 Estimaciones actuales de la población a partir del censo de 2001 Eurostat 2002-2003 AENA 2004 – Puertos del Estado 2004 METROPOLITAN BARCELONA THE EMERGENT “EUROPEAN DIAGONAL”
  25. 25. POPULATION (2000) : 1,516,340 (Marseille Provence Metropole) 2nd largest city in France 3rd largest metro area in France TOTAL AREA: 2,830.2 km2 (Province) 564km2 (Metro) GDP (2003): 104,5 (EU Average = 100) Sources: INSEE Estimations localisees de population Ministere de léquipement, des transports et du logement Direction generale de l´aviation civile PAD Port Autonome de Marsielle MARSEILLE METROPOLE THE EMERGENT “EUROPEAN DIAGONAL”
  26. 26. AIRPORT: Marseille Provence Airport 5,86 M pass (2005) #5 in France PORT: Port Autonome de Marseille 94 M Tonnes (2004) 1,87 M Pass (2004) #1 in France, #3 in the EU Source: INSEE Estimations localisees de population Ministere de léquipement, des transports et du logement MPA Marseille Provence Airport Direction generale de l´aviation civile PAD Port Autonome de Marsielle MARSEILLE METROPOLE THE EMERGENT “EUROPEAN DIAGONAL”
  27. 27. POPULATION (2006): 3,869,037 (Province) 1,800,000 (Metro) 2nd largest city in Italy TOTAL AREA: 1,982 km2 (Province) GDP (2003): 137,4 (EU Average = 100) METROPOLITAN MILAN THE EMERGENT “EUROPEAN DIAGONAL”
  28. 28. AIRPORT: Milan-Malpensa 19,6 M pass (MPA 2005) #2 in Italy, #12 in the EU · Milan-Linate · Orio al Serio METROPOLITAN MILAN THE EMERGENT “EUROPEAN DIAGONAL”
  29. 29. PORTO SEVILLE VALENCIA BILBAO MONPELLIER GENOA ZARAGOZA LISBON MADRID BARCELONE MARSEILLE MILANOLYON TURIN VENICE BORDEAUX TOULOUSE EUROPEAN DIAGONAL MACRO FIGURES POPULATION (2001): XXX Million XX % of EU25 TOTAL AREA: XXX km2 XX% of EU 25 TOTAL GDP: XXX euros XX% of EU 25
  30. 30. MADRID WITHIN THE EUROPEAN DIAGONAL
  31. 31. MADRID WITHIN THE EUROPEAN DIAGONAL
  32. 32. MADRID WITHIN THE EUROPEAN DIAGONAL
  33. 33. MADRID WITHIN THE EUROPEAN DIAGONAL

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