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The ecodesign and planning of sustainable neighbourhoods: the Vallbona case study

2011, Informes de la Construcción - número/volum 63 - Pàgines 115-124

Autors de l'ICTA:
Ramon Farreny Gaya, Xavier Gabarrell Durany, Jordi Oliver i Solà, Joan Rieradevall i Pons

Tots els autors:
R. Farreny, J. Oliver-Solà, M. Montlleó, E. Escribà, X. Gabarrell, J. Rieradevall

Abstract
Global sustainability is increasingly an issue of urban sustainability, being essential to encourage more benign trajectories of urbanisation. For this, there is need for a framework that could aid in the process of designing and redesigning (retrofitting) cities. The aim of this paper is to present and describe the methodology of urban ecodesign, which is characterized by a systematic incorporation of environmental life cycle considerations into the design of urban systems. The paper presents a case study of neighbourhood ecodesign from the city of Barcelona (Vallbona neighbourhood).
This practical experience shows that the inclusion of sustainability criteria at an early stage of the design and planning of urban systems is the best strategy for environmental protection.In addition; a methodological framework is described in order to provide planners with a structured way of designing urban settlements so as to move towards sustainable urban environments.

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