The blog AulaGreencities publishes the abstract “Comprehensive urban retrofitting from University workshops”

The abstract “Comprehensive urban retrofitting from University workshops” written by Emilia Román and Teresa Eiroa from cc60, alongside with Ester Higueras, was reported in the Greencities&Sostenibilidad 2012 Forum, and has recently been published in the AulaGreencities blog. In a time, when a large percentage of the world’s population is concentrated in increasingly more disperse and unsustainable metropolitan areas, urbanized land recovery, seeking an improvement in its conditions with sustainability criteria, is one of the pending tasks for planners of the XXI century. A methodological process has been developed in the Master in Environment and Bioclimatic Architecture (MAYAB) of the Madrid Polytechnic University (UPM), aimed to residential neighbourhoods’ retrofitting by adapting the general methodology proposed by Local Agendas 21. These are documents that reflect the processes and concerns of today’s society, in order to achieve an improvement in the quality of life of citizens, while respecting the environment and considering the resources and local initiatives. The Agendas are not a goal, but a process, and in this regard, there are many considerations and assessments to be made from urban planning. Considering the good results obtained by the Master’s students in the past six years, this abstract explains the method used and some implementation examples. Logo Greencities