Coria del Río

The objective of this project is to promote the sustainable and integrated urban development in Coria del Río through strategic urban and territorial planning that improves that improves the long-term urban, social, economic and environmental conditions of the area.

U-Space collaborates with the Coria del Río City Council in the elaboration of the Sustainable and Integrated Urban Development Strategy (EDUSI) based on five major challenges: economic, environmental, climatic, demographic and social, in accordance with the principles and strategic orientations to favour sustainable urban development of the Spanish Operational Programme for Sustainable Growth (POCS) 2014-2020.

The elaboration of the strategy had a flexible character that adapted to the territorial reality and to the institutional and governance structure of the Coria del Río City Council.  The work developed for the drafting of the strategy was:

  • Initial identification of problems
  • Integrated analysis including: physical analysis, environmental analysis, energetic analysis, economic analysis, demographic analysis, social analysis, territorial context analysis, competence framework analysis, analysis of existing planning instruments and risk analysis.
  • Diagnosis and definition of expected results. A diagnosis of the situation of the urban area is carried out through a SWOT analysis that allows the identification of the urban area’s needs and problems.
  • Delimitation of the scope of action.
  • Implementation plan of the strategy that contains the description of the lines of action, chronogram and budget of each one of them.
  • Definition of productivity and result indicators that allow the monitoring of the strategy as a whole.
  • Citizen participation and communication plan.

The DUSI Strategy was selected in a competitive competition process in the 3rd call for the selection of Sustainable and Integrated Urban Development Strategies developed by the Ministry of Finance and Civil Service of the Spanish Government and obtained funding of € 6.25 million financed at 80% by ERDF funds.