|- Developing Metropolitan Lisbon. Unoccupied Space as a potential Planning Instrument 605 kb
|by Morgado, Sofia | firstname.lastname@example.org
|Given metropolitan Lisbon’s current urbanistic scenario, a concept for the urban project whose main instrument in structuring growth is the unoccupied space is relevant. This also acts as the agent that articulates the territorial and urban scales.
|Initially, progressive knowledge of the metropolitan formation of Lisbon has made it possible to describe and classify unoccupied space at every stage. Analysis of each period showed a territorial structure under construction, from its foundation to its current status as part of a supra metropolitan formation. Insertion into larger networks has led to an apparently homogeneous reduction of unoccupied space, which contributes to an undifferentiated landscape and few urban reference-points.
Given metropolitan Lisbon’s current urbanistic scenario, a concept for the urban project whose main instrument in characterising identity and structuring growth is the unoccupied space is seen as relevant. This also acts as the agent that articulates the territorial and urban scales. As part of an ongoing research (ETSAB-UPC, Barcelona/ FA-UTL, Lisboa), important premises have been defined:
•The potential of unoccupied spaces as instruments for urban control;
•A case study which revealed a certain degree of future impact or an emerging transformation. Specifically, natural and urban areas that are still unoccupied but which will house major infrastructures in the near future were selected: the New International Airport of Lisbon, the high speed train, and a new local skeleton network formed by a metropolitan tramway.
Case Study presented on the ISOCARP Congress 2007: Urban Trialogues
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