Plan n´Vacíos  | Descarbonización y Renaturalización

Location: Málaga, Spain

Year: 2019

Customer:  Commissioned by the Malaga City Council through the Urban Environment Observatory (OMAU).  

#Decarbonization  #Renaturalization

The document is an approach to the problem of urban sprawl in Malaga through the study of its gaps, based on its strategic importance for the development of different lines of intervention to promote sustainable urban development.

The existing problems in the periphery of the city of Malaga define the General Objectives of the Plan: DECARBONISATION and RENATURALISATION of the areas studied, as ways of sustainable urban and territorial development, relevant in the case study of Malaga, and always within the framework of the New Spanish Urban Agenda. The areas of study are related to each objective of the plan:

-Decarbonisation: Density + Compacity + Complexity + Proximity

-Renaturalization: Conservation + Integration + Impact

The plan is developed on different scales:

– Municipal-District scale: 3 study areas as an area of expansion west of Malaga, responding to a common strategy.

– Neighbourhood scale: 3 representative morphologies of urban growth, associated to each study area.

This No-Gap Plan is based on the methodology of the No-Doz Urban Plans, developing Phase I_Analysis and Diagnosis and Phase II_Strategy and Proposals.

After the analysis of problems and opportunities, an intervention strategy is drawn up at the different scales, through a list of specific proposals for each location, but interdependent with each other.

The proposals are prioritized according to priority, costs and time, in order to establish a fragmented action plan that allows adaptation to the resources and conditions of the municipality at each moment.

In this way, the proposal is presented as a tool for decision making, helping to define the intervention strategy through an interactive tool that allows to filter and prioritize the proposals to categorize them as essential, necessary and desirable, thus being able to establish their order of implementation.

This project has been developed by:

Beatriz Sendín Jiménez | Verónica Sánchez Carrera | Alejandro Del Castillo Sánchez | Gonzalo Sánchez García | Mireia Lozano del Moral | Damiana Pacheco Aviles