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Am 18.01.2022, um 13.00 Uhr Uhr findet die Online-Veranstaltung der AG Stadt zum Thema: „Challenges of climate change on different spatial scales – City, landscape, territory.“ statt. Als Referentin zu Gast ist die Architektin Cristina García Fontán von der Universidad de A Coruña.
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Kurzfassung der Vortragsinhalte:
In this session we will try to see the importance of the correlation of the planning scales to carry out the transformation of cities. Climate change causes the urgency to undertake an in-depth reform of our relationship with the territory, the landscape and the city.
In a context where everything is wanted quickly, it should be pointed out that the city cannot be planned or modified in the short term. Transformations are necessary and urgent, but we hope they will be enjoyed by future generations.
It is important to note that the city we currently have is the one that has been planned in the 70s, 80s or 90s, depending on the case, and after experiencing this urban model during the last 50 years a revision is necessary. This urbanism has generated cities based on production as a means and as the ultimate goal of urban environments. Mobility by private car has been a maxim all this time. The increase in road and parking areas has implied, in many cases, the reduction of green areas in the city. The tree ceased to have an important role and became a “nuisance”. In short, we have cities designed for the car, where citizens become pedestrians, losing many of their rights and having an impact on the creation of healthy and safe environments.
The city planned for the middle-aged working man with a car must give way to other models, much more complex and not too much experienced, but must inevitably be more inclusive. The scheme of 8 hours of work, 8 hours of rest and 8 hours of leisure is no longer in force and, in the future, it will be less so. The Covid pandemic has taught us, that other ways of working are possible and that it is necessary to rethink the relationship between employment and residence and, with that, the adaptation of housing to new realities.
The transformation of the urban landscape is key. A new design of public space and more permeable green areas are required. Deurbanization is necessary. We will have to undo the city, keep what is necessary and stop the excessive occupation of the territory of the urban plans.
The new experiences promoted from the landscape discipline help us to synthesize and carry out this transformation through various projects in a more agile way than applying traditional urban planning first.
We will see examples of these transformations, which can sometimes seem very subtle and small, but which have a great impact due to the change in mentality that they imply and the help that they suppose to a better environmental education of citizens.