Critic to postmodern city: The application of neoliberal strategies in Madrid metropolitan area

Calvo del Olmo, José Manuel and Esteban Garbayo, Javier de (2015). Critic to postmodern city: The application of neoliberal strategies in Madrid metropolitan area. In: "EURAU2014 Istanbul", 12-14 noviembre 2014, Estambul. ISBN 978-975-561-452-6.

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Title: Critic to postmodern city: The application of neoliberal strategies in Madrid metropolitan area
Author/s:
  • Calvo del Olmo, José Manuel
  • Esteban Garbayo, Javier de
Item Type: Presentation at Congress or Conference (Article)
Event Title: EURAU2014 Istanbul
Event Dates: 12-14 noviembre 2014
Event Location: Estambul
Title of Book: EURAU2014 Istanbul _ Composite cities: Proceedings
Date: 2015
ISBN: 978-975-561-452-6
Subjects:
Freetext Keywords: Architecture, City, Land-­‐ policy, Urban -­‐planning, Public -­‐space
Faculty: E.T.S. Arquitectura (UPM)
Department: Proyectos Arquitectónicos
Creative Commons Licenses: Recognition - No derivative works - Non commercial

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Abstract

In 1992, it was promoted a set of operations of social housing build on the metropolitan area of Madrid called ‘Programas de Actuación Urbanística, P.A.U.’ [Urban Development Programs]. Initially, these programs had two main objectives. On the one hand, expanding the affordable housing supply in Madrid town area, in a context of a strong increased of cost and demand; and on the other hand, promoting the recovery of housing market as a solution for boosting the local economy, within an overall situa tion of financial crisis. However, the initial approaches were perverted throughout the management process. It was set a very low densities (31.08 dwellings per hectare on average for all cases), it was liberalized a percentage of all built housing much h igher than the originally planned and it was created land assessment procedures that promoted the speculation and the artificial rise of prices. In all PAUs, the road system was entirety built, maximizing so the profits of companies responsible for their construction. By means of these operations, aimed at promoting the interests of large building companies and landowners, it was driven the production of an urban space dominated by neoliberal logic, which key objective is the immediate financial profit. Now adays, PAUs are a clear demonstration of contradictions between the criteria of market and the principles of accountability in the common resources management that should lead urban design. When it has passed enough time to verify their failure, we conside r it is necessary to analyze the different factors that were involved in their creation. Thereby, we will able to extract guidelines, solutions and strategies which allow us amend the problems arising from these development models, as well as finding urban design alternatives to overcome this kind of approaches.

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Item ID: 42286
DC Identifier: http://oa.upm.es/42286/
OAI Identifier: oai:oa.upm.es:42286
Official URL: http://www.eurau.org/proceedings
Deposited by: Memoria Investigacion
Deposited on: 01 Aug 2016 09:53
Last Modified: 12 May 2020 08:03
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