20/07/2023 - 21/07/2023 :
Transformation, Regeneration and Naturalisation of the Urban and Industrial Environment

In person: Miramar Jauregia - Donostia

The urban model that has dominated since industrial development has resulted in the creation of cities with an excessive artificialisation of land and reduced public space, largely devoted to road traffic. This way of understanding city development has led to countless asymmetries and multidimensional regeneration issues.

Urban districts designed with environmental, urban planning and zoning parameters that have now been superseded, are now engaged in comprehensive urban regeneration processes with new management and (re)planning criteria. Moreover, industrial spaces designed for a specific economic function have become obsolete and have structural deficiencies that need to be reassessed and tackled with new transitional approaches.

New paradigms of urban sustainability have an impact on this new approach to urban issues, with feasible responses to new social demands, to much more demanding environmental parameters, to essential energy transformation processes and to new models of economic and business activity for our cities.

This second Summer Course aims to delve deeper into these new paradigms of urban sustainability as a transformative and efficient tool for tackling urban decay, climate change, the energy crisis and the socio-economic challenges we are facing.

It combines theoretical sessions on the new concepts that are beginning to permeate urban planning and design with real examples of urban transformations that have applied or still apply these criteria as a way of reconceptualising urban environments and meeting different social, environmental and economic demands.




09:00 - 09:15 -- Register

09:15 - 09:25 -- Institutional opening. Order of intervention:

09:25 - 10:15 -- 'Urban regeneration and naturalization instruments in the Barcelona Metropolitan Area'

10:15 - 11:00 -- 'Criteria for Sustainable, Circular and Regenerative Urbanism and the role of Nature-Based Solutions'

11:00 - 11:30 -- Break

11:30 - 12:15 -- 'How to promote solutions to climate change based on nature: Urban Klima 2050 Euskadi'

12:15 - 13:30 -- 'Zones of Low Emissions and the challenge of the subversive transformation of cities'


09:00 - 09:15 -- Presentation by the Management of the activity

09:15 - 10:45 -- Round Table: 'Round Table: Good practices of urban transformation and regeneration'

         Sestao Berri

       Promotion of San Sebastian

10:45 - 11:15 -- Break

11:30 - 12:15 -- 'The ecological urbanism of the new Bilbao: the Green Infrastructure Plan'

12:15 - 13:00 -- 'Economy at the service of the regeneration of urban and industrial environments'

13:00 - 13:30 -- Itxiera