Themed round tables

Thematic drafting groups, a series of debates and the preparation of broad-based studies will be organised as part of the PDU drafting process, in order to involve a multidisciplinary group of more than 330 experts in the preparation of an urban planning guideline document, based on consensus and synthesis, from different approaches.

Themed round tables
  • Urban metabolism and services

    The city as an ecosystem of flows of material and energy, of the effects of the urban metabolism on the territory and society, and especially of the environmental impacts they cause. A reflection on the evolution of the resource management infrastructure system, resilience to climate change and the efficiency of the metabolic processes in the metropolis.

  • The landscape of the metropolis: ecology, leisure and production

    The network of metropolitan open spaces accounts for 52% of the metropolitan area and is of great environmental value. This group highlights the functional and typological diversity of open spaces from the green infrastructure as a whole as the system creating the backbone for the metropolis.

  • Sustainable mobility and transport infrastructure

    Mobility: the challenges and opportunities involved in integrating large transport infrastructures, making a more sustainable mobility model and more efficient public transport network management, making the territory more accessible for pedestrians and bicycles.

  • Areas of centrality and innovation

    The metropolis considered as a constellation of centres enables us to articulate urban fabrics in relation to the public transport network. The existing centralities have been studied and possible new centralities have been designed to structure the various types of spaces with values of significance, a mixture of activities and a high level of accessibility.

  • Economic activity on estates

    What strategic role do specialised areas play? How can we improve the competitiveness of industrial fabrics? Regenerating industrial fabrics and adapting new forms of economic activity to their urban, environmental and social environment are some of the priority issues that have been studied in the areas of economic activity group.

  • Residential fabrics aligned to the street

    The type of the various residential fabrics aligned to the street determines their spatial, environmental and social characteristics and consequently affects people's quality of life. This group studied 14 types to rebalance the quality of life conditions.

  • Growth in blocks

    This group discusses the current needs for growth in blocks on housing estates and opportunities for better integration, sustainability and habitability.

  • Scattered residential developments

    There are 124 scattered residential developments built in the 1960s in the metropolis. Their urban conditions need to be improved to improve the quality of life of their residents.