ECTP-CEU 2018 Young Planner Worshop : the e-book

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It is a pleasure for me to present this e-book collecting the papers presented in the 7th edition of the ECTP Young Planners Workshop. Since 2011 The European Council of Spatial Planners (ECTP-CEU) organizes this workshop as a way to promote amongst young planners Spatial Planning as the appropriate instrument to achieve an integrated perspective of cities and territories.

This year again, the Young Planners of the workshop experienced how different viewpoints and approaches of different planning cultures can produce a variety of solutions to specific urban and territorial issues. 

This edition, the ECTP-CEU  proposed a strategic theme specifically oriented on the articulation and integration between cities and airports, considering the increasing importance for the territories and focusing on the issues in strategic planning; such as sustainable mobility and energy efficiency.

Traditional design and airport planning considers the airport as an isolated infrastructure accessed by planes and passengers. But the design of airports, in which the City is in the center and the airport on the periphery is changing to a model where the airport is at the center and the city is developed around it; keeping businesses, enterprises and workers within the global market. Indeed, modern airports go beyond the traffic of aircrafts and provide commercial and industrial activities which often extend beyond the airport area. 

The call for proposals led to a wide range of submissions from many different parts of Europe; the Workshop welcoming participants from Ireland, Serbia, UK, Hungary, Spain, Italy and Turkey. The final works were presented and discussed at the occasion of the Ceremony of the XIIth European Urban and Regional Planning Awards in Paris last 18th May 2018.

Different scales of airports and cities and different relationships between urban development were analyzed. Future airports such as Hong-Kong, México and Istanbul presented new perspectives; other airports in city centers -London City- and others in rural areas in former Yugoslavia were discussed. 

Not only specific projects were presented; the workshop also analyzed mobility issues such as the case of Budapest. Sustainability and environmental perspectives and new methologies for planning the metropolitan area of cities were also examined within a general point of view such as the with airports in Spain.

The  final papers presented in this e-book  propose to all spatial planners, members of the ECTP-CEU member associations throughout Europe, to have intersting documentation on the impact of the airports in cities and territories and about new challenges of airports from a wide range of perspectives. 

Finally, let me conclude by thanking Vladan Djokic, member of the ECTP-CEU Executive Committee and representative delegate from corresponding member of University of Belgrade, who has led this edition of Young Planner’s workshop. Thanks also to Julian Hills, ECTP-CEU Secretary, for all the support to the workshop and for the layout and graphic design of this e-book.

Ignacio Pemán

President of the ECTP-CEU 

The XIIth European Urban and Regional Planning Awards

The members of the Jury:

• President of the Jury: Alfonso Vegara, President of Fundación Metrópoli.
• Kieran McCarthy, Representative of the Committe of the Regions (CoR) and of the Commission for Territorial Cohesion Policy (COTER), Ireland.
• Isabelle Maës, Policy Officer TEN-T Atlantic Corridor - European Commission, DG Mobility and Transport, Belgium.
• François Tamisier, Chief Architect, ADP Group, France.
• Janet Askew, ECTP-CEU Administrator, United Kingdom
• Dominique Lancrenon, ECTP-CEU Honorary President, France.
During the session, the Jury discussed the projects and evaluated them based on what innovative responses they bring to the:
(1) Strategic Planning
(2) Smart Mobility within cities and territories
(3) Energy efficiency and spatial planning

Conclusions of the Jury

Airports, Cities and Urban Development
When evaluating the presented projects, the jury looked for the integration between cities and airport as their main quality.
Inside the airport domain, it evaluated how the built environment, the public spaces and services are structured so as to allow the users a sense of belonging

to the local territory, and to recognize its cultural and social identity.
Outside the domain of the airport, the way surrounding neighborhoods, cities and centers access and benefit, fluidly and comfortably, from the development of the airport area, was a key concern.

ECTP-CEU Awards 2018

The two projects that were nominated by the jury answered at least one of these concerns :

The Dublin Project 

The Dublin Project places its renewal in an integrated strategic plan at the national, regional and local levels. It develops a strategy on mobility issues by creating a Mobility Manager position to serve the project in relation to the region.
While the project recreates pleasant public spaces on the developed area, it also includes participatory approaches for its planning process.
This project’s overall approach is part of an urban renewal initiative for the area that includes the reprocessing of urban wastelands.
However, the current process does not seem completely finalized in terms of spatial composition, especially concerning the issues of parking, pedestrian paths, and public transport.

The Barcelona Project

The Barcelona Project is part of a land planning process in a currently non-urbanized territory that is particularly sensitive in terms of environmental concerns.
It sets the conditions for an internal functional development based on an approach that is both flexible at the formal level, and rigorous in terms of its expected environmental quality.
On the other hand, its metropolitan integration is not thoroughly described, even if the subway service is a major asset.
The jury wanted to encourage both approaches and asked the two teams to discuss their long term-prospects.

ECTP-CEU Awards 2018

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