Special Plan for Environmental Sustainability Indicators for the neighbourhood of Altza (Donostia-San Sebastián)

Design of the plan for environmental sustainability indicators

This plan, developed for the neighbourhood of Altza, analyzes the sustainable urban development that is taking place in the area. Using a combination of synthetic indicators and axes of sustainability, Altza will hopefully have a greener future. These deeply interrelated axes include compactness, complexity, efficiency and stability.


The plan also introduces a new urbanism, urbanism on three levels, that aims to address the two main challenges that often arise during development: sustainability and the entry into the new era of information and knowledge.


The management of urban space on three levels allows you to redistribute the various functions of the system. Currently, the urban system is highly concentrated on the surface, but there is plenty of space above and below ground level as well. By utilizing three levels, urban centres can alter their city’s organization releasing development on surface space, therefore offering more green space and a better quality of urban life.


Indicators respond to the challenges of urban development and maintain consistency between all the components of the urban ecosystem. Therefore, the environment actually serves as support for the indicators, and they operate together.


This document also includes an annex detailing the layout of the superblock within the scope of mobility in the neighbourhood of Altza. The superblock will improve the network of buses and bicycles in the urban environment, improve mobility within the city.

The plan also introduces a new urbanism, urbanism on three levels, that aims to address the two main challenges that often arise during development: sustainability and the entry into the new era of information and knowledge.

Special Plan for Environmental Sustainability Indicators for the neighbourhood of Altza (Donostia-San Sebastián)

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Susana Gomes

Adrià Ortiz

Gemma Salvador

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