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1 Gondomar Polis Project - Sustainable Requalification of Gondomar's River Douro Waterfront PORTUGAL Gondomar Municipality 5th European Conference on Sustainable Cities & Towns Session A5- Sustainable (re-)designing of districts

2 Gondomar Polis Project - Sustainable Requalification of Gondomar's River Douro Waterfront PORTUGAL Gondomar Municipality Session A5- Sustainable (re-)designing of districts Joaquim Flores

3 Gondomar Polis Project - Sustainable Requalification of Gondomar's River Douro Waterfront Session A5- Sustainable (re-)designing of districts Structure Introduction Objectives POLIS Programme Gondomar Municipality Gondomar Polis Project Conclusions

4 Gondomar Polis Project - Sustainable Requalification of Gondomar's River Douro Waterfront Session A5- Sustainable (re-)designing of districts Objectives To present the Gondomar Polis Project in relation with the Aalborg Commitments: 1- regeneration of an area environmentally degraded for the benefit of all; 2 – avoid urban sprawl in a greenfield site; 3 – rehabilitation and re-use of cultural heritage; 4 – promote high quality urban design standards

5 Gondomar Polis Project - Sustainable Requalification of Gondomar's River Douro Waterfront Session A5- Sustainable (re-)designing of districts POLIS Programme Programme for Urban Improvement and Environmental Enhancement of Towns and Cities - Portuguese Program of the central administration in partnership with the local city councils, initiated in Main Objective: - To improve the quality of live in Portuguese cities through urban and environmental interventions

6 Gondomar Polis Project - Sustainable Requalification of Gondomar's River Douro Waterfront Session A5- Sustainable (re-)designing of districts Interventions in 39 Portuguese cities: - 28 large integrated operations - 12 minor interventions POLIS Programme

7 Gondomar Polis Project - Sustainable Requalification of Gondomar's River Douro Waterfront Session A5- Sustainable (re-)designing of districts Gondomar Municipality full signatory of the Aalborg Charter North of Portugal One of the 14 municipalities of Porto Great Metropolitan Area

8 Gondomar Polis Project - Sustainable Requalification of Gondomar's River Douro Waterfront Session A5- Sustainable (re-)designing of districts Gondomar Municipality Census of population of inhabitants 131,9 Km2 of Area forest, agriculture and natural protected resources - more than 50% of Territory Forest Area Forest in Urban Consolidated Forest Spaces Gold jewellery handcraft, Services, Agriculture and Forest, are the main economic activities

9 Gondomar Polis Project - Sustainable Requalification of Gondomar's River Douro Waterfront Session A5- Sustainable (re-)designing of districts Gondomar Municipality Porto Gondomar River Douro waterfront Atlantic waterfront gives continuity to the Porto River Douro Front along 35 Km

10 Gondomar Polis Project - Sustainable Requalification of Gondomar's River Douro Waterfront Session A5- Sustainable (re-)designing of districts Gondomar Polis Project Potential: Riverfront of 35 Km Problems: - the urban growth becomes progressively stronger - - leisure phenomenon also generates pressure - private ownership Leads to Environmental degradation

11 Gondomar Polis Project - Sustainable Requalification of Gondomar's River Douro Waterfront Session A5- Sustainable (re-)designing of districts Gondomar Polis Project 1999/2000: Strategic Plan 14 Km of riverfront - main objectives: control the urban sprawl requalify the area (saving environmental qualities, improving at the same time the economic and social level of the local inhabitants) in a sustainable way, (saving environmental qualities, improving at the same time the economic and social level of the local inhabitants) Porto Crestuma Dam National Road 108

12 Gondomar Polis Project - Sustainable Requalification of Gondomar's River Douro Waterfront Session A5- Sustainable (re-)designing of districts Gondomar Polis Project 2001: Gondomar Polis Project approved 4,5 Km of riverfront 44 hectares ,00€ 90% Central Government 10% Municipality Started 2002 Will finish in 2009

13 Gondomar Polis Project - Sustainable Requalification of Gondomar's River Douro Waterfront Session A5- Sustainable (re-)designing of districts Gondomar Polis Project Pedestrian and cycle way – 4,5 Km Gramido valley park / Green corridor Gramido central node Porto Oriental Park Freixo (Porto) Museums and marina Gondomar City Centre Pedestrian and cycle way – 1,5 Km

14 Gondomar Polis Project - Sustainable Requalification of Gondomar's River Douro Waterfront Session A5- Sustainable (re-)designing of districts Gondomar Polis Project Strategic Actions: - Surveys and Studies - Waterfront requalification projects and works

15 Gondomar Polis Project - Sustainable Requalification of Gondomar's River Douro Waterfront Session A5- Sustainable (re-)designing of districts Gondomar Polis Project Surveys and Studies: - Geographical Information System (GIS) - Sight Plan - River pollution surveys (partnership) - Environmental Impact Assessment

16 Gondomar Polis Project - Sustainable Requalification of Gondomar's River Douro Waterfront Session A5- Sustainable (re-)designing of districts Gondomar Polis Project Sight Plan

17 Gondomar Polis Project - Sustainable Requalification of Gondomar's River Douro Waterfront Session A5- Sustainable (re-)designing of districts Gondomar Polis Project Waterfront requalification projects and works: - Waterfront requalification - Rehabilitation of Gramido Historic House - Construction of Gramido Nautical Centre - Construction of Gramido car parking

18 Gondomar Polis Project - Sustainable Requalification of Gondomar's River Douro Waterfront Session A5- Sustainable (re-)designing of districts Gondomar Polis Project Preliminary Program Definition of 5 Waterfront Requalification Units (Projects) - Units A, B, C, D e E according to landscape units

19 Gondomar Polis Project - Sustainable Requalification of Gondomar's River Douro Waterfront Session A5- Sustainable (re-)designing of districts Gondomar Polis Project Preliminary Program Flood survey and cartography

20 Gondomar Polis Project - Sustainable Requalification of Gondomar's River Douro Waterfront Session A5- Sustainable (re-)designing of districts Gondomar Polis Project Preliminary Program Technical specifications for cycle and pedestrian way

21 Gondomar Polis Project - Sustainable Requalification of Gondomar's River Douro Waterfront Session A5- Sustainable (re-)designing of districts Gondomar Polis Project Preliminary Program Project Criteria: - Concrete program definition - Quality design standards - Universal mobility (all locals accessible) - Connections with public transportation - Avoid impermeabilization of the soil - Flood study – appropriated materials and techniques - Use of local adapted vegetation, avoiding green spaces with watering systems

22 Rehabilitation of Gramido Historic House (2005/2006) – ,00€ Session A5- Sustainable (re-)designing of districts Gondomar Polis Project - Sustainable Requalification of Gondomar's River Douro Waterfront Museum of Gold Jewellery Partnership - AIORN

23 Gramido Nautical Centre ( ) ,00€ Session A5- Sustainable (re-)designing of districts Gondomar Polis Project - Sustainable Requalification of Gondomar's River Douro Waterfront Partnership – Local Club Mix of generations

24 Waterfront requalification Unit C – Gramido ,00€ m2 389 m of waterfront 456 m of cycle and pedestrian way m2 of public / green space Session A5- Sustainable (re-)designing of districts Gondomar Polis Project - Sustainable Requalification of Gondomar's River Douro Waterfront Partnership with Public Institute to bring tourist boats

25 Gondomar Environmental Centre Passal Farm Session A5- Sustainable (re-)designing of districts Gondomar Polis Project - Sustainable Requalification of Gondomar's River Douro Waterfront Partnership with Lipor Environmental education Sustainable design Energy and water conservation Biological farms Educational farm

26 Gondomar Polis Project - Sustainable Requalification of Gondomar's River Douro Waterfront Session A5- Sustainable (re-)designing of districts Conclusions Weakness - Lack of public participation - Central Government financial support dependence - Time delay due to complex plot of public/private entities

27 Gondomar Polis Project - Sustainable Requalification of Gondomar's River Douro Waterfront Session A5- Sustainable (re-)designing of districts Conclusions Strengths - Avoid urban sprawl in a green area - Environmental and landscape requalification of this degraded green area - Turning a semi-public area in a quality public green space for benefit of all - Promote tourism to bring local income - Establishment of partnerships to ensure sustainable exploration

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