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dc.contributor.authorSalvadó Aragonès, Núria
dc.contributor.authorLorenzo Almeida, Daniel
dc.contributor.authorDe Rivera Marinel·lo, Inés
dc.contributor.otherUniversitat Politècnica de Catalunya. Departament de Projectes Arquitectònics
dc.date.accessioned2016-12-19T13:17:48Z
dc.date.available2016-12-19T13:17:48Z
dc.date.issued2017-01-18
dc.identifier.citationSalvado, N., Lorenzo, D., De Rivera, I. Public space regeneration strategies: the case of Salou. "International Journal of Sustainable Development and Planning", 18 Gener 2017, vol. 12, núm. 5, p. 933-945.
dc.identifier.issn1743-7601
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/2117/98579
dc.description.abstractSalou, which is one of the many highly specialized tourist resorts located on the Spanish Mediterranean coast, is 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. A ratio which ranks Salou amongst the tenth most visited municipalities in Spain. Distance from Salou’s historical town centre, the area of Carles Buigas Avenue (CB) emerges as being the heart of the municipality’s tourism and leisure industry. Salou developed, as did so many other Spanish coastal touristic locations, during the sixties and seventies as a consequence of the increasing demand for sun and beach destinations amongst the European and Spanish middle classes. Unfortunately, the “ageing” of this built up area clamours for close attention today. The visible physi-cal degradation of the property is becoming a cause for concern and preoccupation amongst the main property owners and investors: public administration, hotel managers, shopkeepers and neighbours. Hotels emerge as the key problem within the set physical boundaries of this study. They occupy approximately 50% of the total land surface, 28 out of a total of 52 hotels within the town being con-centrated in that area. This accumulation of hotels also breaks the particularity of the predominance of second residences which is so customary along the Spanish Coast. This paper delves into the data and proposals obtained from analysing the public space of the CB area. Similarly, as a consequence of the previous analysis, a set of proposals for intervention are also presented. The proposals are conceived to be developed within different time scales, in response to political and social willingness and economic capacity. The objective of the work is to induce an urban and tourism paradigm shift in the area, thus facilitating the emergence of a new tourism model. Solu-tions are urgently needed to provide specific answers to a particular scenario, which has similitudes to those of other Mediterranean Coastal Developments specialized in tourism activities, which too, after being operative for more than forty years, are suffering from deterioration or abandonment. Despite it still being an open process, the study understands that due to the complexity of the com-mitted task and the scale of the area, the goal will require the active commitment and collaboration of the property owners (administration, hotel managers, investors and neighbours).
dc.format.extent13 p.
dc.language.isoeng
dc.rights.urihttp://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/3.0/es/
dc.subjectÀrees temàtiques de la UPC::Urbanisme::Planejament urbà
dc.subjectÀrees temàtiques de la UPC::Desenvolupament humà i sostenible::Desenvolupament sostenible::Turisme sostenible
dc.subject.lcshEcoturism -- Spain -- Salou
dc.subject.lcshCities and towns -- Growth -- Spain -- Salou
dc.subject.lcshWaterfronts -- Spain -- Salou
dc.subject.lcshCity planning -- Spain -- Salou
dc.subject.otherCoastal planning
dc.subject.otherCoastal tourism
dc.subject.otherEcology
dc.subject.otherPublic space quality
dc.subject.otherSustainable development
dc.subject.otherTourism specialization
dc.subject.otherUrban decay
dc.subject.otherUrban design urban regeneration
dc.subject.otherUrban strategy
dc.titlePublic space regeneration strategies: the case of Salou
dc.typeArticle
dc.subject.lemacEcoturisme -- Catalunya -- Salou
dc.subject.lemacDesenvolupament urbà -- Catalunya -- Salou
dc.subject.lemacFronts maritims -- Catalunya -- Salou
dc.subject.lemacUrbanisme -- Catalunya -- Salou
dc.contributor.groupUniversitat Politècnica de Catalunya. HABITAR - Grupo de Investigación
dc.identifier.doi10.2495/SDP-V12-N5-933-945
dc.rights.accessOpen Access
local.identifier.drac19345078
dc.description.versionPostprint (published version)
local.citation.authorSalvado, N.; Lorenzo, D.; De Rivera, I.
local.citation.publicationNameInternational Journal of Sustainable Development and Planning
local.citation.volume12
local.citation.number5
local.citation.startingPage933
local.citation.endingPage945


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