Strategic Sustainability Plan for Donostia-San Sebastián

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BCNecologia and the City Council of Donostia-San Sebastián developed a strategic plan to improve urban sustainability. To help in the development of the plan, they considered the sustainable city model in the context of the city's transition from an industry-based to a knowledge-based society. Moreover, the plan was designed in the framework of the Strategy on the Urban Environment approved by the Ministry of the Environment, and the 2013 Civic Declaration of San Sebastian.

The final document contained the following:

  • A more sustainable urban model for the XXI century using careful analysis and strategic development

  • Present and future challenges faced by the urban system of Donostia-San Sebastian. Solutions to the dysfunctions that occur

  • New technologies to accommodate the city’s entry into the knowledge era

  • The city as a complex system that needs new instruments of analysis

  • A document on practices to reduce energy consumption and to improve urban issues such as mobility, the public space, waste and water management

The project held the important tasks of gathering information, calculating and mapping select indicator variables, and reflecting and analyzing potential future scenarios.

Before BCNecologia can implement the above strategy with the city of Donostia-San Sebastián, it is necessary for there to be some public participation. The plan will be discussed publically and, pending approval by the citizens and officials, the strategic sustainability plan can be implemented.

The project held the important tasks of gathering information, calculating and mapping select indicator variables, and reflecting and analyzing potential future scenarios.

Strategic Sustainability Plan for Donostia-San Sebastián

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Team

Anna Bacardit

Jennifer Coronado

Anabela Fernandes

Susana Gomes

Roser Masjuan

Adrià Ortiz

Albert Punsola