|River Tagliamento in Carpacco (Udine, Italy)
Planur-e starts with this number a new stage. As it was informed, the monographic numbers disappear, not only because of the difficulty, in the current times, of finding good practices on the same topic in a short period of time, but also that it does not seem, in the time since that planur-e began its journey, that is the way to expose professional work, as it requires greater agility.
The second change has to do with the periodicity: from semiannual passes to four numbers per year and these issues become closed, with a specific number of articles on various topics, ensuring both the diversity of subjects and the countries of origin of the works. More and more countries are presenting projects so that different approaches can be seen in the way of addressing similar issues, which gradually converge towards common practices despite different approaches or sometimes remote cultures.
More and more professionals are worried about situations that affect us all and the cities in which we live, beyond the sustainability, already assumed: the issue of climate change, impossible to see from a single angle, covers social or economic aspects, not only environmental; the recognition of planning as a tool for the improvement of the quality of life, public participation, cooperation and consensus as an essential argument in the resolution of urban problems; the assessment of the landscape and a new look towards it, and of course, the design, increasingly present regardless of the means available, meets any scale and not only aspects of aesthetic quality, but also safety , embedded in the particularities of social group and of all ages. We believe that all these emerging issues and their evolution have been and should continue to be present in the path of planur-e.
The level of demand of the magazine and its quality are not the result of chance but of constant attention to what happens in our environment and to a search and documentation work that requires professionalism and effort that requires recognition by our readers. On the other hand, being in the digital world is not free, to which is added the difficulty of remaining in this medium without advertising, as a way of maintaining independence. This has a cost and requires that, like many other publications in the environment, stop being free and become paid. This is the case of planur-e from this number, and the possibility of annual subscription to be offered from the next number.
Hoping to count on your enthusiasm and collaboration to continue along the line drawn, in this issue nine articles are presented, starting with Grupo Santander City (Madrid), an example of relocation of business centers, with a careful design, involving diverse functions beyond that of work given the number of people who work there, being a reference in this type of facilities.
The administration of Castilla y León (Spain), aware of the changes that are occurring both in our society and in our cities, and the technological changes that require increasingly versatile adaptations of the planning capacity to host and promote new activities in its territory , proposes a rationalization and readjustment of planning instruments that, necessarily, should be more strategic in situations of greater uncertainty and that require thinking locally from territorial situations.
As for the remaining articles, notwithstanding that other types of planning are present, such as Dehesa de la Villa Masterplan (Madrid), there is talk of regeneration and design and recovery of public space, incorporating new guidelines from the small scale to the large, from Italy to Mexico or Argentina. The number is topped with two articles of very different content: one on community equipment, reinforcing the citizen role, and another on urban mobility in Edinburgh, with some novel proposal in our environment.
On the other hand, planur-e website will remain open incorporating new announcements of activities and news in order to keep it alive.
We trust that the renewed planur-e commitment will be the object of your attention and will move you to our maintenance as subscribers collaborating with your financial contribution. A minimum contribution on which our future depends and will continue to allow the knowledge and dissemination of good practices that make our world a little better, in some fields in which the shortage of publications is evident.
|Directora:||María A. Leboreiro Amaro, Dra. Arquitecto. Profesora Titular de la E.T.S. de Arquitectura de Madrid|
|Consejo de redacción:||Miquel Adriá, director de la revista Arquine|
|Carmen Andrés Mateo, Arquitecta. Profesora Asociada de la E.T.S. de Arquitectura de Madrid|
|José Mª Ezquiaga Dominguez. Dr. Arquitecto. Profesor Titular de la E.T.S. de Arquitectura de Madrid|
|José Fariña Tojo. Dr. Arquitecto. Catedrático de la E.T.S. de Arquitectura de Madrid|
|Fernando Fernández Alonso. Arquitecto. Profesor Asociado de la E.T.S. de Arquitectura de Madrid|
|Josep Mª Llop Torne. Arquitecto. Profesor en la Facultad de Geografía de la Universidad de Lleida|
|Javier Ruiz Sánchez. Dr. Arquitecto. Profesor Titular de la E.T.S. de Arquitectura de Madrid|
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