Local

Workshop - Charleroi
10 – 12 MAY 2006 Charleroi - Belgium

 
LOCAL CASE: CHARLEROI - PLACE DE LA DIGUE (DIGUE SQUARE)

Charleroi is a Belgian city with a population of 212,000 approx., situated 50km to the south of the capital, Brussels. The city has an area of about 102 km2 and is located at a crossing point of the River in Hennegau province, Wallonia.

Digue Square is an historic locality in Charleroi. Since the 9th C, at the beginning of the Charnoy village, it has been at an important crossing point of the river on the Mons – Namur
route.

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“Messestadt Riem” is a large scale urban development project of the City of Munich. It became possible when the airport “Munich Riem” was relocated in 1992. The area of 5.56 million square meters is located seven kilometres to the east of the city centre and merges into the open country side. A newly build underground line provides for a very high standard of public transportation besides high level road access.

The project combines residential areas, trade and commerce, trade fair and green belt. The City of Munich realizes its strategic development aim 'compact - urban - green' by allocating 1/3 for each: landscape – housing –...

 

Bristol Floating Harbour has been progressively turned around from a redundant dock into a vibrant mixed use, cultural destination in the heart of city centre. Local authority played a leading role.

The focus of local policy in the 1960s and early 1970s was on growth, "modernising" the city, the central area redevelopment. Limited scope for public involvement in planning caused growing protest against insensitive redevelopment by conservation and residents organisations

The first stage (finding appropriate uses to regenerate the docks, increasing market confidence, mobilising investment) happened
1978 with the adoption of the Dock's...

The Directorate-General for Public Works and Water Management, a division of the Dutch Ministry of Transport and Public Works, has initiated a programme called 'Roads to the Future'. The 'floating road' is one component of this programme. The groundwater level is forecast to rise during decades to come, and the water containment is expected present serious challenges. A competition was therefore organised to generate ideas for floating roads. These roads could be used to provide access to a village cut off by flooding, or as a duplicate road alongside a bridge closed for maintenance.
The basic design is a system of easily linked standard units. The units for...

Aim:To integrate land-use functions and city policy objectives.

Preliminary: City land at the eastern urban fringe of the city of Delft -the Upper Bieslandse Polder- was leased to six farmers, none of whom could make a full living from it. Since 1995 one of the farmers, Jan Duijndam, who already owned 50 acres of land nearby, took up the idea to convert to organic farming. He found a partner in the Delft Initiatves for Nature group. In 1997 they laid down a plan for organic farming at the Upper Bieslandse Polder. Two goals were aimed for: First the take-over of the tenacy rights of the other 5 farmers, so that Duijndam could expand his organic farm , and second nature...

The “Diemerzeedijk” is a dike between Amsterdam and Muiden. It is made to protect the land against the sea (the “Zuiderzee”). In 1932 the Zuiderzee was cut off from the North Sea and became the largest fresh water lake of the Netherlands (the “IJsselmeer”). In the sixties and seventies, the dike was used for dirt combustion and along the dike, waste was deposed. In 1983 the refuse dump was closed

In 1998 the clean-up of the refuse dump started. It was ended in 2001. The polluted area is isolated by 26 m. deep screens, that rest on a clay layer. On top of the screens rest a few impermeable top layers. The groundwatertable in the isolated area...

The Factory is an important piece of XVIII c. industrial architecture. Its industrial activity ceased long ago. It remains the property of the Ministry of Defence. It houses some office facilities and archives, but it is mostly empty. Its location, just outside the city walls, is rather central nowadays. It occupies 17000 m2.
In 1994 the National Ministry of Culture began a procedure to declare it "of cultural interest"; as a result it was declared a "Monument" in 2001. In 2000 the IPHE, part of the Ministry of Culture, implemented a Plan for Industrial Heritage (Plan de Patrimonio Industrial). Within this plan it commissioned the "Director Plan for the...

The project studies how to establish different routes to ride by bicycle and to walk, in eleven municipalities, using and recovering parts of the creeks and riverside walkways, the traditional agricultural communication system, and the remaining itineraries of the old train system in the Vega of Granada.The project intends to recover part of the rural net that is used for agriculture in the Vega.
The Vega of Granada is an area that surrounds the capital of the province, it is one of the most fertile zones of Europe. The project has completed the planning of the routes use principally by cyclists, and the next phase is the design with measurements of the routes.
Today, the...

This project aims to create an intervention procedure in the ancient Gypsum Mine of Castellón Alto in Galera, Granada. The objective is to consolidate and secure the stonewalls, vaults and domes to enable the rehabilitation of such a space for new uses that will contribute to the development of this municipality through economic promotion in relation with its archaeological and historic relevance.
This Gypsum Mine is an ancient singular quarry excavated in the ground right underneath what nowadays is one of the most important archaeological sites in Andalucia, Castellon Alto.

The Council of Tudela and other local partners have proposed the project to create a sustainable community in the locality. Canraso, the new neighbourhood of Tudela hopes to become a new reference for the integration of new sustainable renewable technologies.
The Eco-Community of Canraso consists of a community with a very high energy efficiency, designed in accordance with the principles of sustainability and whose realisation is not only limited to the buildings, but also to the integral management of the neighbourhood services as well, including energy, urban renovation and the empowering of Tudela in its role as the second city of Navarra. Thanks to this project, an...