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Analysis and Strategies for Sustainable Regional Planning

Sierra Calderona Strategic Plan, Spain


Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvii
  2. Juanjo Galan
    Pages 1-2
  3. Juanjo Galan
    Pages 3-31
  4. Juanjo Galan
    Pages 33-182
  5. Juanjo Galan
    Pages 183-215

About this book


The book presents a unique example of integral planning at different scales and across different types of landscapes found on the outskirts of metropolitan areas. It features a sustainability-based plan to improve the evolution of the south-central area of the Calderona Mountain Range, Spain (Sierra Calderona). It is informed and driven by social, cultural, perceptual, sustainability and economic factors supported by a participative process. The plan addresses the frequent conflict between the management of natural and cultural values found in peri-urban areas and the strong pressure for transformation and public use.

Incorporating new methodologies and graphical systems for regional and local planning, the plan provides a practical example of balanced and multidisciplinary planning, based on principles of sustainability, systems thinking, new governance and local adaptation.

This is volume one of a two-volume series. It elaborates on regional analysis and diagnosis, and on the definition of strategies for the following themes: natural environment, agriculture and livestock farming, urban environment and wellbeing, infrastructures and mobility, cultural heritage, tourism and public use, landscape, sustainability, socio-demography, economic development and governance. The book is intended for planners and researchers from various disciplines, including urban planning, forestry, agriculture, cultural and touristic management, and sustainability studies.


Sustainable and Integrated Planning Strategic Regional and Local Planning Sustainable Development in Periurban Areas Landscape Planning Participatory Planning Regional, Local and Urban Green Infrastructures Nature and Environmental Management Cultural Management Rural Economies Tourism Management

Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.Department of ArchitectureAalto UniversityEspooFinland

About the authors

Juanjo Galan is Associate Professor at the Department of Architecture, Aalto University in Finland. Galan’s research focuses on Landscape Planning, Regional and Urban Planning, Landscape Design and, in a general level, in the intersections between ecological and social systems.

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