Strategies and good practice for sustainable and liveable cities of tomorrow

Velázquez Valoria, Isabela and Verdaguer Viana-Cárdenas, Carlos and Lung, Ernst and Schubert, Uwe and Skala, Franz (2009). Strategies and good practice for sustainable and liveable cities of tomorrow. In: "REAL CORP: Cities 3.0 – smart, sustainable, integrative. Strategies, concepts and technologies for planning the urban future", 22-25 abril 2009, Sitges. ISBN 978-3-9502139-7-3.

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Title: Strategies and good practice for sustainable and liveable cities of tomorrow
Author/s:
  • Velázquez Valoria, Isabela
  • Verdaguer Viana-Cárdenas, Carlos
  • Lung, Ernst
  • Schubert, Uwe
  • Skala, Franz
Item Type: Presentation at Congress or Conference (Speech)
Event Title: REAL CORP: Cities 3.0 – smart, sustainable, integrative. Strategies, concepts and technologies for planning the urban future
Event Dates: 22-25 abril 2009
Event Location: Sitges
Title of Book: REAL CORP 2009 Proceedings/Tagungsband
Date: 25 April 2009
ISBN: 978-3-9502139-7-3
Subjects:
Freetext Keywords: liveable cities, liveable communities, sustainable mobility, ecocity, integrative urban development
Faculty: E.T.S. Arquitectura (UPM)
Department: Urbanística y Ordenación del Territorio
UPM's Research Group: GIAU+S Grupo de Investigación en Urbanismo Arquitectura y Sostenibilidad
Creative Commons Licenses: Recognition - Non commercial - Share

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Abstract

This contribution deals with the question, what makes cities sustainable and integrative, and suggests an approach for "liveable cities of tomorrow" designed to sustain mobility. The liveable city of tomorrow needs to meet both ecological and social requirements in an integrative approach. To design urban patterns appropriate or “sustainable mobility” based on a concept of mobility defined as the number of accessible destinations (different to that for “fossil mobility” defined as the ability to cover distances) is a key element of such an approach. Considering the limited reserves of fossil fuels and the long lifetime of the built structure, mobility needs to rely on modes independent of fossil fuels (public transport and pedestrians) to make it sustainable and the urban pattern needs to be developed appropriately for these modes. Crucial for the success of public transport is the location of buildings within the catchment area of stops. An attractive urban environment for pedestrians is characterised by short distances in a compact settlement with appropriate/qualified urban density and mixed land use as well as by attractive public space. This, complemented by an integrative urban development on the quarter level including neighbourhood management with a broad spectrum of activity areas (social infrastructure, integration of diverse social and ethnic groups, health promotion, community living, etc.), results in increased liveability. The role of information technology in this context is to support a sustainable use of the built structures by organisational instruments. Sustainable and liveable communities offer many benefits for health, safety and well-being of their inhabitants.

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Item ID: 25594
DC Identifier: http://oa.upm.es/25594/
OAI Identifier: oai:oa.upm.es:25594
Official URL: http://www.corp.at
Deposited by: Profesor asociado Carlos Verdaguer Viana-Cárdenas
Deposited on: 25 Apr 2014 06:36
Last Modified: 22 Sep 2014 11:37
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