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Al-Saffar, M., Blanco Pastor, A., Tezer, J., Fang, J., Livanur Sen, H., Su, Z., Hussein, M., 2022.

Towards a sustainable urban form: a comparative analysis on urban regeneration between Crewe (UK) and Barahona de Fresno (Spain)

Output Type:Chapter in a book
Publication:Annual Conference Proceedings of the XXVIII International Seminar on Urban Form
Brief Description/Editor(s):Feliciotti, A., Fleischmann, M.
Publisher:University of Strathclyde Publishing, Glasgow
Pagination:pp. 391-398

This paper will explore different approaches to sustainable urban form through the comparative analysis of two different locations: Crewe in the UK and Barahona de Fresno in Spain. Despite these locations have different scales, shortcomings, and opportunities, both existing settlements share some issues like the abandonment, isolation, deterioration, or deprivation of the community, which, although experiencing many changes over time, still retain significant aspects of their architecture, urban, and ethnological heritage. In this context, both examples have been redesigned under the same umbrella of sustainable urban regeneration and conservation, by applying the proper treatment that each case requires. In order to cope with such a situation, the urban regeneration of both settlements have been relied on the conservation of their existing local identity, either tangible or intangible, by attempting to reduce the impact of new private or public spaces within or outside its existing urban fabric. Within this framework, the desired balance between the regeneration and conservation of Crewe and Barahona de Fresno has been the main aim of these academic projects, in order to reinvigorate these existing settlements from the standpoint of sustainable urban form.