Restructuring the Plaça Joan Ragué i Camps

The restructure of the Joan Rague I Camps square and its surroundings implemented a sustainable urban strategy that prioritizes people over cars and improved the quality of the public space, according to the needs and ideas of its residents. The project focused on integrated solutions to reduce mobility problems, issues of accessibility and weak public realm with the aim of strengthening the city’s identity and social cohesion. It enabled a comprehensive, participatory and integrated attitude of citizens, politicians, and administration, bringing together the expertise and experience of the actors involved. 

The project supports the implementation of sustainable urban strategies, offering citizens and relevant stakeholders a comprehensive, integrated, innovative and participatory approach to identifying the problems, challenges and opportunities with the goal of finding appropriate solutions for the renewal and revitalisation of urban space in line with the values and principles of a sustainable urban life: improving the quality of life for citizens, activating social life, stimulating economic growth and taking effective measures for reducing vehicle’s velocity in the city’s center. 

From the earliest stages of the project, intergeneration participation was essential. It involved interviews with entities, diagnosis walk, and in-situ activities for setting criteria and testing actions,  together with inhabitants. The process not only it helped to rethink and respect the environment and public space, introducing actions which guarantee universal accessibility, prioritization of people over cars and healthy social life, but it also set in motion a participatory dynamic, a future of dialogue and discussion to a participatory and responsible community.

The restructure of the Joan Rague I Camps square and its surroundings implemented a sustainable urban strategy that prioritizes people over cars and improved the quality of the public space, according to the needs and ideas of its residents. The project focused on integrated solutions to reduce mobility problems, issues of accessibility and weak public realm with the aim of strengthening the city’s identity and social cohesion. It enabled a comprehensive, participatory and integrated attitude of citizens, politicians, and administration, bringing together the expertise and experience of the actors involved. 

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The project supports the implementation of sustainable urban strategies, offering citizens and relevant stakeholders a comprehensive, integrated, innovative and participatory approach to identifying the problems, challenges and opportunities with the goal of finding appropriate solutions for the renewal and revitalisation of urban space in line with the values and principles of a sustainable urban life: improving the quality of life for citizens, activating social life, stimulating economic growth and taking effective measures for reducing vehicle’s velocity in the city’s center. 

From the earliest stages of the project, intergeneration participation was essential. It involved interviews with entities, diagnosis walk, and in-situ activities for setting criteria and testing actions,  together with inhabitants. The process not only it helped to rethink and respect the environment and public space, introducing actions which guarantee universal accessibility, prioritization of people over cars and healthy social life, but it also set in motion a participatory dynamic, a future of dialogue and discussion to a participatory and responsible community.

Place

Gualba

[1,481 inhabitants]

Scale

Public space

Type of project

Urban Strategies

Citizen cooperation

Duration

6 months [2018-2019]

Promoters

Municipality of Gualba

 

Team

*estel (Arnau Boix, Konstantina

Chrysostomou, Alba Domínguez,

Marc Deu)

 

Collaborators

Residents of Gualba,

Local entities (education,

economy, commerce, sports,

cultural, social)

Presentation

Check the presentation at prezi

Press

Read more about the project at 

Gualba Municipal Bulletin

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