01 Sep 2005
This publication describes the delimitation of urban metropolitan areas inthis country and their statistical properties using several variables: thepopulation, housing, homes and town planning. The main new feature of thispublication is that it provides a Spanish “urban map” through delimitation usingdemographic variables and the analysis of ortho-photos, road systems,inter-relationships, use of housing, etc
Urban planning legislation of protected land: a comparative assessment of autonomous regulations on sustainable rural development01 Feb 2006
This study comes from a series of conferences on urban planning andsustainable rural development. It provides a comparative view of regionalregulations in relation to urban planning legislation and protected land from arural development viewpoint.
The participation of the private sector in Urban Legislation for England, Netherlands and Spain - CIUDAD y TERRITORIO Estudios Territoriales01 Jun 2009
The paper poses the question of just how much city halls can require ofmarket agents (landowners and developers) for the carrying out and funding ofinfrastructures and public amenities. Do they have a claim upon the benefitsderived from reclassifying or reassessing land or building space?
01 Apr 2011
The territory in which the Good Practice is developed is subject to heavy pressures, mainly urban, industrial, infrastructure and logistical. The Region is defined as an“regional agricultural vacuum” in the first planning previews. The difficult situation of the farming sector and the expectation of business generated around the high level of profits expected, made an alternative discourse coherent with the principles of sustainability very difficult. The rural population would suffer the greatest impact from this regional vision.
Against this background, many actions are being proposed and developed in the Area of the Good Practice with major repercussions for the region (large transport infrastructures, low-density residential extensions, peripheral logistics, industrial and commercial areas, and so on), producing a series of noticeable effects and alterations:
- Irreversible occupation of large areas of fertile land.
- Reduction and fragmentation of sensitive biotopes and quality rural and forestry landscapes, etc.
- Degradation and alteration of key ecological cycles and systems for life.
The processes of heavy occupation (artificialisation and fragmentation) and dispersed expansion leading to a reduction in the number of species, communities and habitats, but also the overall nature of the landscape, etc. Consequently, there was a gradual reduction in resilience and a loss of the general sustainability conditions.
The main aim of the Good Practice at that time was to try to redirect the prevailing and clearly unsustainable tendencies in territorial development, highly influenced by sector planning, towards physical, ecology-based planning.
Within this new context, a reduction in the ecological footprint and a gradual approach towards the biocapacity estimated for the reference area was considered.
As a consequence of the initiation of the work developed over the last 12 years on the Good Practice presented, today the following progress can be seen:
1. Consolidation of the planning of a network of rural and natural landscapes (mainly public) of great importance for the territory.
2. Parallel to this, a far reaching and highly significant regional information system has been developed. Its effective management and universal and immediate access facilitate its rapid inclusion in decision-making processes and allow a rapid response to the growing demand for information from the population.
3. This systemic vision of the territory is increasing social appreciation and strengthening the sense of identity of the rural population, who are beginning to see their landscape in a positive manner, as a source of innovation and progress and not as subsidised spaces or as “burdens” of the urban system.
10 Apr 2011
The paper indicates that the Consolidated Text of the Land Act approved by Royal Legislative Decree 2-2008 of 20 June establishes that town and country valuing be modifi ed and is now to be made in accordance with that land classifi cation in force as within each Autonomic Community.
07 Feb 2012
"Residential Development Areas in Spain 2011. Study on Current Status of Development Areas of Sites with high suitability for building included in the Urban Information System (SIU)" is a study that pays special attention to key development areas or sites for residential use contained in the database of the Urban Information System (SIU) of the Ministry of Public Works, in order, first, to highlight the potential of housing that is derived from the current planning and secondly, to provide basic data on these areas and sectors as well as those relating to urban development and building process.
16 Apr 2013
In Poland private land was never fully nationalized, nonetheless, almost half a million hectares of public land are nowadays leased using what Poles call right of perpetual usufruct (RPU) a figure that resembles legally and has partially its origins in the leasehold as is known in Spain.