Public space and mobility. The transformation of Madrid’s distrito centro

Gregorio Hurtado, Sonia de and Mohíno Sanz, Inmaculada and Lorente Riverola, Iñigo and Lamíquiz Daudén, Francisco José and Ardura Urquiaga, Alvaro (2019). Public space and mobility. The transformation of Madrid’s distrito centro. Junta Municipal de Distrito Centro. Ayuntamiento de Madrid, Madrid. ISBN 978-84-09-10072-9.

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Title: Public space and mobility. The transformation of Madrid’s distrito centro
Author/s:
  • Gregorio Hurtado, Sonia de
  • Mohíno Sanz, Inmaculada
  • Lorente Riverola, Iñigo
  • Lamíquiz Daudén, Francisco José
  • Ardura Urquiaga, Alvaro
Editor/s:
  • Ruiz Sanchez, Javier
  • Ardura Urquiaga, Alvaro
Item Type: Book
Date: May 2019
ISBN: 978-84-09-10072-9
Subjects:
Freetext Keywords: public Space, Mobility, Pedestrianization, Madrid, Centro, Madrid Central, Plan A
Faculty: E.T.S. Arquitectura (UPM)
Department: Urbanística y Ordenación del Territorio
UPM's Research Group: Procesos Espaciales/Urbano-territoriales Complejos - LloCUS
Creative Commons Licenses: Recognition - Non commercial - Share

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Abstract

The Central District of Madrid, the Distrito Centro, has seen profound changes in planning and mobility in recent years. Some of the key strategies to improve the habitability of the district include pedestrianising major shopping streets such as Calle del Arenal, Calle de Fuencarral, Calle de las Huertas and Calle de Carretas, identifying a number of areas for comprehensive refurbishment and introducing Resident Priority Areas (RPAs)—followed more recently by the launch of the Madrid Central scheme. The recent redesign of the Gran Via, remodelling of the streets in the Chueca neighbourhood and the creation of pedestrian-scale axes between the La Latina and Letras neighbourhoods and between Plaza España and Calle del Conde Duque by way of Calle de Amaniel, complement the initiatives set out in the in the “Plan A for Air Quality”, and are all intended to improve accessibility, promote sustainable mobility and reclaim the public space in the district for local people. Nonetheless, there has been no clear strategy guiding this transformation. It has not been set out in any one planning document, nor has it been uniformly developed; rather it has taken the form of a series of partial or isolated—and sometimes mutually counterproductive—actions.The purpose of this book is to analyse the intense transformation experienced by the public space over the last twenty- ve years, with all its attendant successes and failures, and to serve as a tool of analysis and planning for designing other actions in the future.

Funding Projects

TypeCodeAcronymLeaderTitle
UnspecifiedP1603070420UnspecifiedAlvaro Ardura UrquiagaELABORACIÓN DE UN ANÁLISIS DE LAS TRANSFORMACIONES DEL ESPACIO PÚIBLICO Y LA MOVILIDAD EN EL CENTRO DE LA CIUDAD

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Item ID: 55612
DC Identifier: http://oa.upm.es/55612/
OAI Identifier: oai:oa.upm.es:55612
Official URL: http://madrid.es/transformacioncentro
Deposited by: Alvaro Ardura Urquiaga
Deposited on: 27 Jun 2019 07:07
Last Modified: 27 Jun 2019 09:38
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