Urban project “Cáceres 2016: de Intramuros a Europa”

dc.contributor.authorRichard, Florie
dc.descriptionSustainability in heritage protected areas : Book of Proceedings of the 5th AESOP European Urban Summer School Tours, France, from 1st – 8th September 2014en
dc.description.abstract“Cáceres 2016: de Intramuros a Europa”: during the 2000’s, this Spanish city located in Extremadura, in the south-west of the country, launched a major urban project called “an integral action of urbanistic regeneration1” of its historic centre. It was strongly linked to culture as the city was nominated for the European Capital of Culture for the year 2016. Cáceres is far from being the first Spanish city to focus its urban development and regeneration objectives on a major project or cultural event, and followed the famous example of the urban requalification of Bilbao. But in this case, the city proposed a project which seems “softer” in the way it didn’t seem to involve a profound physical restructuring. However this major project, announced as a commitment to the sustainable development of the city around its patrimonial historic centre, still proposed significant changes in order to initiate a new dynamism. How then did this multi-thematic project combine the constraints of the heritage preservation process and the objective of a sustainable development for the city? Indeed, both of these concepts frequently depend on different disciplinary fields, distinct political strategies and legal frameworks and various skills, and therefore require specific practices. Under these conditions, faced by their own requirements on practical implementation, the question arises: how to combine them within a specific spatial framework and integrate their own practical objectives in the implementation of a project? The heritage preservation dimension is paramount, as the main goal of the framework is the historic centre. But how does sustainable development fit in, faced with patrimonial requirements? How can it be mobilised in an urban project established in this context? This is the general issue that led us to refer to an academic project in 2010 directed by Laura Verdelli, linked to the research project “R+0 ! Développement durable et conception des espaces publics des centres modernes des villes méditerranéennes / R+0 ! (Sustainable development and public spaces design in modern Mediterranean city centres”} under the coordination of Romeo Carabelli (UMR 6173, CITERES). The goal of this project was to check if the measures linked to public spaces in the framework of an urban regeneration project in a historic centre took care of sustainable development.
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dc.sourceSustainability in heritage protected areas : Book of Proceedings of the 5th AESOP European Urban Summer School Tours, France, from 1st – 8th September 2014en
dc.titleUrban project “Cáceres 2016: de Intramuros a Europa”
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