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dc.contributor.authorSalvadó Aragonès, Núria
dc.contributor.authorDe Rivera, Ines
dc.contributor.authorSalvadó Cabré, Anton Maria
dc.contributor.authorLorenzo Almeida, Daniel
dc.contributor.otherUniversitat Politècnica de Catalunya. Departament de Projectes Arquitectònics
dc.identifier.citationSalvado, N., De Rivera, I., Salvado, A., Lorenzo, D. Model analysis of a declining coastal tourist resort: the case of Avinguda Carles Buigas in Salou, Costa Dorada: opportunities for regeneration. A: International Conference on Coastal Cities and their Sustainable Future. "Coastal cities and their sustainable future". New Forest: WIT Press, 2015, p. 163-175.
dc.description.abstractSalou is a highly specialized tourist resort on the Spanish Mediterranean Coast, located a hundred kilometres south of Barcelona. Within its narrow boundaries of 1.481 ha, Salou hosts 7.4 million overnight stays per year and is home to 52 hotels. Our case study, the area of Avinguda Carles Buigas (CB), which is today the heart of the tourism and leisure industry in the municipality of Salou, was developed during the sixties and seventies as a result of the increasing demand for sun and beach destinations among the European and Spanish middle class. Its hotel density is significant, accounting for 28 out of the total of 52 in the town. Forty years on, the site requires some review due to evidence of urban degradation. Initial analysis has focused on three areas: common space, hotel facilities, and commercial and leisure activities. The results have shown a lack of public and private investment within the area, and a risk of obsolescence of the urban and tourism model. The hotel facilities have not been redeveloped or renovated since their initial development, other than essential maintenance work. Moreover, commercial activities have grown out of control as a result of an increasing demand for specialized leisure and night activities.
dc.format.extent13 p.
dc.publisherWIT Press
dc.subjectÀrees temàtiques de la UPC::Urbanisme::Planejament urbà
dc.subjectÀrees temàtiques de la UPC::Arquitectura
dc.subject.lcshCity planning -- Spain -- Salou
dc.subject.lcshUrban renewal -- Spain -- Salou
dc.subject.lcshResorts -- Spain -- Salou
dc.subject.otherCoastal Tourism
dc.subject.otherUrban Regeneration
dc.subject.otherTourism Specialization
dc.subject.otherUrban Decay
dc.subject.otherPublic Space Quality
dc.subject.otherHotel Improvements
dc.subject.otherCommercial Specialization
dc.subject.otherAdministrative Capacity
dc.subject.otherUrban Strategy
dc.titleModel analysis of a declining coastal tourist resort: the case of Avinguda Carles Buigas in Salou, Costa Dorada: opportunities for regeneration
dc.typeConference report
dc.subject.lemacRehabilitació urbana -- Catalunya -- Salou
dc.subject.lemacUrbanisme -- Catalunya -- Salou
dc.subject.lemacLlocs de vacances -- Catalunya -- Salou
dc.contributor.groupUniversitat Politècnica de Catalunya. HABITAR - Grupo de Investigación
dc.description.peerreviewedPeer Reviewed
dc.rights.accessOpen Access
dc.description.versionPostprint (author’s final draft)
local.citation.authorSalvado, N.; De Rivera, I.; Salvado, A.; Lorenzo, D.
local.citation.contributorInternational Conference on Coastal Cities and their Sustainable Future
local.citation.pubplaceNew Forest
local.citation.publicationNameCoastal cities and their sustainable future

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