The new urban configurations contain an interesting mixture of land that is more or less active. Flows between the different settlements draw open pieces on a map where the natural geography and agricultural spaces are trapped. They are forms belonging to a time when the relationship of field-city were clearer, and coexistence between urban and agricultural functions were easier. These suburban areas become necessary fields of possibilities for the implementation of new functions in this contemporary geography of our cities from the perspective of the city and also in relation to the new territorial dynamics, as well as in response to new social demands, cultural and economic. Creative cities, slow cities, areas of innovation, technology, cultural parks . . . these are some possible directions that allow these intermediate places to assume a new role in the map of centralities. The key to success in all of these projective approaches is the sensitivity to attend to the natural geography and their traditional agricultural subdivisions to reach out to become a real matrix of support: an "interesting space" to allow the temporary co-existence, the balance between past, present and future of these territories. It is ultimately the search for urban geographies where overlapping functions, rhythms, and human actions that have hosted these areas over time. Thus, it is important to observe geographic features, its main roads, and logical division of plots, valuation of its architectural heritage, its key organizational and landscape or spatial parameters. In addition, the "creative city" must conduct a programmatic search and a typological adjustment that means more competitive demands to incorporate innovative facilities and new collective architectures. So we can make compatible two fundamental tensions of the project: the responsibility for the history and inherited geography, and the sense for the occasion and the invention of a landscape deeply related.
|Keywords:||Urbanism, Suburban Area, Creative City, Landscape, Time, Multiscale|
Assistant Professor, Urbanism. Higher Technical School of Architecture, University of Granada, Granada, Andalucía, Spain
Adjunct Professor, Urbanism Department. Higher Technical School of Architecture, University of Granada, Granada, Andalucía, Spain