Continue reading this project︎    Integrated Planning and Design for Sustainable Urban Peripheries in Europe

Urban peripheries are characterised by competing interests and land use demands of housing, agriculture, industry, traffic, commerce, nature protection, water management, recreation and various other sectors. A profound understanding of the driving forces shaping these areas combined with creative procedural and spatial thinking is required for assuring the sustainable development of urban fringe zones. Urban and peri-urban areas are Europe’s key to economic growth, social wealth and political stability. But at the same time this urban productivity is highly threatened if its ecological foundation is destroyed. Therefore, sustainable growth has become the principal goal of the Europe 2020 strategy. The urban fringe is thus an excellent laboratory for exploring the possibilities of integrated land use management leading to smart integration of different demands for example in the form of multifunctional areas that succeed in combining aspects of infrastructure, water management, recreation, nature protection, agricultural production as well as structural and aesthetical functions. (Text and photo Project Brief)


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