Climate Comfort Zones Residential (CCZR) Planning

Client: Council of Lugo

Location: Spain

Urban planning and bioclimatic design of residential areas of the future multi-exoloxic neighborhood, will be carried out through the following steps: Analysis of the climatic characterization of the pilot intervention area, application of bioclimatic design principles for the planning of Residential Climatic Comfort Zones (CCZR), evaluation of the proposed urban planning and design solutions, evaluation of the level of metabolism self-sufficiency corresponding to the CCZR proposal, elaboration of the resulting informative material for transfer actions, and climate analysis and proposal of solutions in an existing environment from the city of Lugo, Plaza de Campo del Rollo. This will contribute to improving the quality of life in the environment for the inhabitants of the city.

Action Plans for Sustainable Energy and Climate (PAESC) in Tarragona

Client: Diputació de Tarragona – Àrea del Servei d`Assistència al Territor

Location: Spain

The project aims to help local governments establish strategies and initiatives to help them achieve their stated climate goals. Also aims to empower local governments to make the necessary changes and become aware of the importance of ecological transition and sustainability.

Sustainable Urban Mobility Plan for Vilafranca del Penedès

Clients: Diputación de Barcelona, Ayuntamiento de Vilafranca del Penedès

Partners: None

Our Urban Mobility Plan for Vilafranca del Penedès analysed different transport systems, evaluating people’s and  goods’ mobility. Based on this diagnose, we defined a set of actions that aimed to implant the most sustainable way of commuting (walking, biking and public transport), which benefitted the environment, as well as social cohesion and economic growth. In doing so, we secured a better life quality for the residents. 

We also carried out an environmental evaluation ir order to identify current emissions and project future emissions with the implementation of the Plan.

Development of strategic and sustainable transport and logistics infrastructure plan

Client: Federal government of Brazil

Partners: JM Souto, Ramboll, Imtraff, Iber-geo

We aimed to provide specialized technical services to improve the Government’s Road Concessions Program (PROCROFE) by building a strategic plan for the Program within 18 months. The plan should consider governance and management tools that facilitate the determination of measurable guidelines, objectives and targets, as well as the development of performance targets, allowing greater transparency for implementation, monitoring and evaluation of PROCROFE and the implementation of a risk management system.

Sustainable Urban Mobility Plan (SUMP) for the City of Zadar

Client: EY Croatia

Partners: None

We developed a Sustainable Urban Mobility Plan (SUMP) for Zadar, a strategic plan designed to satisfy the mobility needs of people and businesses in cities and their surroundings for a better quality of life. SUMP aims to create a better urban transport system by improving safety, security, and sustainability, reducing air and noise pollution and enhancing the attractiveness and quality of the urban environment and urban design for the benefits of citizens, the economy and society as a whole. This plan also involves types of traffic that have less impact on the environment, use sustainable energy sources, which are more energy-efficient and increase citizens quality of life. 

We developed SUMP through research and data gathering processes, by defining goals and measures for their achievement, and by interacting with key stakeholders.

Development of Sustainable Public Transport Plans in Saint Lucia and La Grenada, Caribbean Region

Client: Caribbean Development Bank

Partners: Insuco, Ilaco

We investigated the key issues affecting the quality and efficiency of road-based public transport services and recommended an action programme to improve the transport system in Saint Lucia and La Grenada. In addition, we proposed an appropriate institutional framework comprising legal, regulatory and policy measures and suggested measures to curb the increasing demand for private automobiles.

Preparation of Disaster Risk Management Project for the SJL Urban Cable Car Project in Lima, Peru

Client: World Bank

Partners: CPS, Metro Medellín

We addressed issues related to the preparation of Disaster Risk Management (DRM) for the cable car, Non-Motorized Transport (NMT) and pedestrian infrastructure projects in the municipalities of San Juan de Lurigancho and La Independencia.

The main objectives were to report on international cable car good resilience practices in vulnerable areas (implementation and operation stages), develop a guideline for geophysical risk assessment for urban transport (especially the cable car project) and prepare emergency response and safety plan guidelines for public transport infrastructure in northern municipalities.

New Publication: Catalonia a Green Future, New Territoriality: Fertile Cities, Creative Fields

A “twentist” reflection between globalization and sustainability. This publication contains the presentations, conclusions and supplementary material from Catalunya Futur Verd, the second cycle of strategic conferences that the Ministry of Territory and Sustainability organised a few years ago. The first one, GlobalCat, addressed the territorial conditions for the internationalisation of Catalonia and its economy.
On this particular occasion, the reason for the conferences was to try to determine the foundations for the new economic growth of the country, this being understood as indivisible from the sustainable development of the region and the wellbeing of the citizens of Catalonia, regardless of whether they live in an urban or rural setting.
The impoverishment of rural areas of Catalonia by aesthetically inconsequential urban developments of arguable purpose are the result of old-fashioned models of regional development.
The time has come to achieve a new relationship between urban and rural settings, with the realisation that indiscriminate urban development must never encroach upon the rural environment in an attempt to replicate metropolitan patterns that are completely alien to this kind of setting.

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