From Concrete Infrastructure to Civic Streets

Integració urbana

Organising a metropolitan territory means that a structural, ordering role has to be assigned to urban elements of the metropolis. This is especially important now that the metropolis is understood to be a significant area of reflection for the construction of future strategies in which the aim is to discard the idea of the central-peripheral territorial model of Barcelona to make progress towards the construction of Barcelona as a metropolis of cities.

2015-2019 Objective

Urban integration is one of the priority objectives within the government agreement for the 2015-2019 mandate. Accordingly, this concept is reflected in objective 2 of the ‘Territory' area of the Metropolitan Action Plan (2015-2019 PAM), which cites the ‘deployment of an infrastructure coordination model for social and territorial cohesion on the metropolitan scale', expressing the desire to lead an institutional coordination and collaboration platform on the local scale in relation to infrastructure of metropolitan interest.

It is an action to be taken on multiple levels for both supramunicipal involvement and the dual metropolitan-local strategy, representing a comprehensive condition in terms of the impact on public spaces, mobility and the environment.

Territory Area Intervention Line 2 (2015-2019 PAM)
2.1.4 Provide the municipalities with technical support in order to contribute to the territorial integration of infrastructure compatible with the economic, social and environmental development criteria of the territory.

The urban integration of transport infrastructure is one of the challenges currently being faced by metropolises around the world. For the metropolis of Barcelona, the AMB is studying projects to integrate new public spaces into areas located next to roads and to recover urban continuity between districts. The objective is to transform these monofunctional spaces into areas that also take into account pedestrians and cyclists. 

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