A DOTAÇÃO DO ESPAÇO PÚBLICO NUM CONTEXTO DE URB. SUSTENTÁVEL
Universidade Nova de Lisboa
O CASO DA AMADORA
This project study intends to endow the public space of a territory located in the Amadora municipality, Alfragide parish, with conditions to become a more attractive and resilient space for people, according to the principles of sustainable urban development or green urbanism.
The goals integrate the concepts of urban valorisation and territorial and social justice, aiming to provide quality spaces, enhance local identity, promote the occupation and use of public space, while ensuring a correct insertion of the Intervention Area at both municipal and metropolitan scales.
It this understood that the multiplication and the preference for natural resources, in urban areas, is fundamental to improve the visual aspect, climate comfort and provides territories with better mitigation and adjustment capacities, against extreme climate conditions. Moreover, natural resources endow public space, into being more inviting for the development of various activities, enabling a better urban experience thus appealing to the growth of social relationships.
The improvement of accessibility, together with the promotion of alternatives to the use of motorized vehicles, is also considered, benefiting more types of transport as well as upgrading the current means of public transport.
It is also expected that the population and the institutions have a more active participation, together with the scientific knowledge, helping the decisions of the executive power through the knowledge of the collective choice.
Throughout the study the vision for the territory was detailed, based on scientific knowledge, respecting the local collective choice, concluded with the presentation of 23 intervention proposals, complying with the initially proposed goals.