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Landscape and green infrastructure

Financing: €16,628.80

The objective of this project is to establish comparisons on the development experience of green infrastructure between the USA and Spain. To do so, the whole Spanish and American territory will be studied to identify the value of infrastructure (and therefore support and motor development) of all the feasible activities over the entire territory, and the different models of implementation of genuinely comprehensive territorial policies that are in the process of being developed on both sides of the Atlantic will be analyzed.

Principal Investigator (PI): José Vicente de Lucio, Universidad de Alcalá

Carlos Javier Durán

Richard Forman (Harvard University)

Arancha Muñoz Criado

Mª Jesús Salado García (Universidad de Alcalá)


Enrique Alonso García (honorary member) Grand Prize for Planning and Environment of the European Commission and the European Association of Professional Planning and Landscape for their work with Harvard University on the revitalization of the historic center of Toledo.

Valentín Alfaya Arias

Ana Recarte Vicente-Arche (Instituto Franklin-UAH)

Presentation of the Publication GEOdiseño: Integrated Space Planning Methods

Place: Esri España Geosistemas. Auditorium.
Emilio Muñoz, 35-37. Madrid.
February 18, 2015


10:30 Welcome

10:45 Presentation of GEOdiseño: Integrated Space Planning Methods

Mr. Carl Steinitz, Professor Emeritus, Alexander and Victoria Wiley from Landscape and Planning Architecture, the Graduate School of Design at Harvard University.
Ms. Arancha Muñoz, MLA Harvard University. Translator of the book into Spanish. Instituto Franklin.

11:30 Break

11:40 Round table: Geodesign in a complex world.
Mr Miguel Herrero de Mignón, Permanent State Counselor.
Mr. Alfonso Rubio Barroso, CEO. Esri España.
Mr. Juan Miguel González Aranda, Deputy Director General of International Relations and Europe, the Ministry of Economy and Competitiveness.
Mr. Sebastián Mas Mayoral, Deputy Director General of Geodesy and Cartography, the National Geographic Institute. Ministry of Development.
Mr. Valentín Alfaya, Director of Quality and Environment, Ferrovial.
Mr. Miguel Aymerich, Deputy Director General of the Environment. Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Environment.
Mr. Manuel Borobio, Director of the Instituto do Territorio de la Xunta de Galicia.

Lecture on “Fragmentation of habitats caused by transport infrastructures” Speaker: Richard TT Forman
Date: May 3, 2012                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Venue: Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Environment. Madrid
Organizers: Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Environment.

Lecture on “Green infrastructure: landscape ecology in urban space and the adjacent rural areas”

Speaker: Richar T.T. Forman
Date: April 18, 2012                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             Venue: Fundación BBVA. Palacio del Marqués de Salamanca. Madrid

Organizers: Fundación BBVA in collaboration with Instituto Franklin-UAH and the Faculty of Environmental Sciences at the Universidad de Alcalá.


Lectures on “Infrastructures of the future (UFS Sessions)”       
Speakers: Richard T.T. Forman and Jose A. González Ibánez

Date: March 16, 2012                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 Venue: EUROFORUM II. El Escorial                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               Organizers: Summa Universitas Ferrovial in collaboration with Instituto Franklin-UAH.


Lectures on “New infrastructures and traditional infrastructures: design, financing and management”                                                                                                                                Speakers: Richard T.T. Forman, Aránzazu Muñoz Criado and Jose A. González-Ibáñez
Date: March 12, 2012                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               Venue: Professional Association of Civil Engineers (roads, canals and ports) of the Autonomous Community of Valencia. Valencia

Organizers: Consellería d’Infraestructures, Territori i Medi Ambiente de la Generalitat Valenciana, the Professional Association of Civil Engineers (roads, canals and ports). Autonomous Community of Valencia and Instituto Franklin-UAH.


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