Urban project bound to the Tagus Estuary hydrographic system (Lisbon Metropolitan Area), as a generator of new urban facades and as a trigger of territorial habitability

Urban project bound to the Tagus Estuary hydrographic system (Lisbon Metropolitan Area), as a generator of new urban facades and as a trigger of territorial habitability

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In urbanised areas historically marked by watercourses, riverfronts and green or blue corridors seem to be an appealing and winning urban regeneration formula. This work aims to highlight how water is becoming support for landscape and urban projects. Hence, watercourses become a primary resource and a tool for the city’s project that tends towards an urban habitability.
The intent is to highlight the potential of urban regeneration projects bound to water while analysing how densely urbanised areas settled along the watercourses become terrain where urban policy aspires to build a liveable urban future. More specifically, the goal is to understand what kind of role water is called to play with regard to the urban surroundings: from water as historical ‘sign’ and memory, to water as public space and connection.
The case studies of this research are regeneration projects located in the city settled along the Tagus Estuary hydrographic system – dubbed the City of the Tagus Estuary (Lisbon Metropolitan Area). The work puts special attention on realised interventions located along the Tagus Estuary, beyond the well-known cases of the Lisbon Municipality.
The work concludes that, regardless of whether they are natural or artificial / visible or invisible (because currently canalised and buried), the estuarine water spaces are today, again, a resource for the city’s project that has the potential for becoming a sensitive territorial intervention. This is to say, the estuary humid system have to be considered as a key term of the city’s promotion, habitability, and adaptation.

Corresponding Author

caterina anastasia

URBinLAB / CIAUD / FA / Universidade de Lisboa

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caterina anastasia

URBinLAB / CIAUD / FA / Universidade de Lisboa

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Preferred Track

4. Environment Impact Awareness in Urban Developments

Second Preferred Track

6. Urban policies

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Centre for Socioeconomic and Territorial Studies

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grandprojects.2021@gmail.com

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