Analysis and Strategies for Sustainable Regional Planning: Sierra Calderona Strategic Plan, Spain

Juanjo Galan Vivas

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The book presents an example of integral planning at different scales and across different types of landscapes found on the outskirts of metropolitan areas. It features a sustainability-based plan to improve the evolution of the south-central area of the Calderona Mountain Range, Spain (Sierra Calderona). It is informed and driven by social, cultural, perceptual, sustainability and economic factors supported by a participative process. The plan addresses the frequent conflict between the management of natural and cultural values found in peri-urban areas and the strong pressure for transformation and public use.
Incorporating new methodologies and graphical systems for regional and local planning, the plan provides a practical example of balanced and multidisciplinary planning, based on principles of sustainability, systems thinking, new governance and local adaptation.
This is volume one of a two-volume series. It elaborates on regional analysis and diagnosis, and on the definition of strategies for the following themes: natural environment, agriculture and livestock farming, urban environment and wellbeing, infrastructures and mobility, cultural heritage, tourism and public use, landscape, sustainability, socio-demography, economic development and governance. The book is intended for planners and researchers from various disciplines, including urban planning, forestry, agriculture, cultural and touristic management, and sustainability studies.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationSwitzerland
Number of pages250
ISBN (Electronic)978-3-319-96508-6
Publication statusPublished - 1 Oct 2018
MoE publication typeC1 Separate scientific books


  • sustainable planning
  • Landscape planning
  • strategic planning
  • Human geography
  • environmental planning

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