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With the Summer 2023 issue, planur-e celebrates its 10th anniversary, the magazine dedicated to subjects so scarcely represented in architectural publications such as territory, urban planning, sustainability, passage and urban design. The initiation of its publication was a major challenge that, after 337 articles, can be considered to have been met. The magazine, as our readers already know, is dedicated to professional work, which has so few opportunities to become visible in the face of academic work and, what is more serious, in the face of architecture as a priority theme, despite the fact that these are common activities in the professional practice of architects, as if the city and its design were not necessary for its manifestation.

We would like to thank all the professionals who have collaborated with us, telling us the result of their efforts to carry out good practices, helping others to learn and to read about the city and the territory from multiple points of view and places, not in vain since the origin of planur-e, articles from a great diversity of countries have been published.  Without their good work, planur-e could not exist and life would be less interesting.

Planur-e was born as a biannual and monographic journal, dealing with multiple topics from the first issue with the theme: "Transforming territories and places" to the Summer 2019 issue which was dedicated to "New forms of residential spaces", with intermediate issues such as "Where tourism is going" or "The scales of landscape", issues in which there were more than 25 articles.  

From 2019 onwards, the magazine became a quarterly, and the issues ceased to be monographic, a model that was considered more agile and flexible, given the number of topics to be dealt with, many of them emerging and impossible to think of at the beginning of the magazine. Planur-e was born as a free magazine, a situation that has been difficult to maintain, which is why it became subscription-based, and here we would also like to thank those who believe in the project. As those who follow us know, both the abstracts, in four languages, and the editorial and news items are open access, as well as the interviews with relevant people in the subjects covered, which were incorporated from that moment onwards. Today we can proudly say that at no time has the quality or timeliness of what has been published declined.

This issue has two planning articles of a very different nature, one territorial and therefore strategic, the Gran Canaria Island Management Plan, and the other on a small scale with detailed planning, an urban project, "Prevailing recovery over remodelling" in the historic centre of Canillo (Andorra), a project defined as contemporary urban planning that manages to highlight the authentic values of the centre and is capable of revitalising a place. It is a plan that is approached from the parts, acting from the historical reconnection and water as the main axis, understanding the squares as qualitative and humanised spaces and ultimately the tectonic expressiveness, all of them aspects that derive in the preservation of the historical elements through a careful choice and design of the furniture and something fundamental in this type of actions, the careful lighting that seeks to highlight the aspects that it is sought to enhance.

The work on Gran Canaria is subtitled "Improvement and refinement of an island planning model". The aim of this work is to update the 2004 Island Planning Model, taking advantage of the review of this tool in the Canarian planning system as a natural resource and territorial planning instrument to improve its systematisation and coherence, integrating environmental, territorial and socio-economic issues and with a clear intention: "to strengthen the role of Gran Canaria as the spearhead of an island and sustainable territory: an eco-island". To this end, various aspects are being worked on, ranging from the planning of natural systems, the planning of general systems and facilities and the territorial planning of settlements and economic activities, which are translated into the definition of Strategic Planning Areas, Strategic Protection Areas and Territorial Structuring Instructions.

There are two coastal border projects, in both cases of great interest in places as far apart as Porto do Son and Nueva Umbría. In the Galician case, it is a continuous coastal border, with an original function as a sheltered port in which fishing activity and boat building were combined, introducing the seafaring town with its peculiar network of streets facing the sea, a guideline for the careful urbanisation carried out. The passing of the years had transformed the waterfront, separating the sea from the town centre with an occupation prioritised by the car, increasing the conflicts between the different traffic and the commercial and leisure functions. It is now a question of connecting the town centre with the sea, recovering space for pedestrians and incorporating buildings that help to configure a new landscape.

Contrapuesto is the project of landscape adaptation and intervention in the Almadraba of Nueva Umbría, a place far from the urban area, in the middle of a protected natural space with a high landscape value "it is about recovering the industrial sense of the almadrabero process, thus revealing the heritage and ethnological heritage of a millenary fishing art that coexisted in harmony with the Huelva landscape", a project already awarded is interesting for the delicacy and sensitivity with which the place has been treated, inviting to its Discovery.

If in the latter project a light footbridge flies over the sandy landscape, in the case of the Ronda project we find the Recovery of the Historic Albacar Road, with a treatment firmly established in the terrain, which recovers, respects and enhances the value of the pre-existing, with the intention of revealing the existing relationship between the city and its natural environment while improving accessibility and creating viewpoints, as the first project in the recovery and enhancement of the historic access roads to Ronda.

The San Luis project (Brazil) is a project related to water on the edge of the estuaries of the Aril and Bacanga rivers, creating a powerful public space related to the bus station, designing and connecting a very fragmented space, which integrates multiple functions in what are called islands and gives a visual image of interest by reference to the different uses with a great emphasis on design. It is the final result of a participatory process and workshops with special attention to the integration of street trading activity.

Continuing with the visibility of the different green corridor projects that we have been publishing in recent issues, the Green Corridor Project of South Valencia now appears, with a subtitle "Green Leaf Strategy", understood as a process of renaturalisation based on the Parc Central, the origin of the park that will cover the railway tracks and act as a backbone like a tree from which the green areas that penetrate the urban fabric will sprout like leaves. The central objectives are sustainable mobility, 15mn. neighbourhoods, gender urbanism and, given the variety of spaces that are connected, very heterogeneous, a function of patterns and water management, the project is defined in three sections, an ambitious project that not only acts as a corridor but also involves itself in the urban fabric.

Finally, a working methodology is presented which should help Manilva Town Council to draw up its Local Urban Agenda, a methodology based on criteria of minimum intervention and maximum impact through its modes of action: do not do, redo, undo. This methodology is accompanied by concrete proposals to improve the area of intervention in the short, medium and long term, in which the topics that permeate the political and professional environment in recent times, renaturalisation, decarbonisation or resilience to climate change, appear.

As always, the projects are very diverse, as are the possible actions in natural and urban places that give an idea of what remains to be done and what we can do based on the design of good practices.

María A. Leboreiro

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Directora: María A. Leboreiro Amaro, Dra. Arquitecto. Profesora Titular de la E.T.S. de Arquitectura de Madrid
Secretario de dirección: Alberto Leboreiro Amaro, Dr. Arquitecto
Secretario de redacción: David Hidalgo Pérez, Arquitecto
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

Llanos Masiá González, Arquitecta. Profesora Asociada de la E.T.S. de Arquitectura de Madrid

Javier Ruiz Sánchez. Dr. Arquitecto. Profesor Titular de la E.T.S. de Arquitectura de Madrid

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Traducción: planur-e
ISSN: 2340-8235
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