Francisco García Sánchez

Francisco García Sánchez
Universidad de Cantabria | UNICAN · Department of Transportation and Projects and Processes Technology

Ph.D. Architect. Urban and Regional Planning

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Climate change impacts on coastal fortifications due to changing groundwater levels, flood risks, or rising sea levels, are threatening the conservation of these assets. Some castles and fortifications have a high level of structural instability due to their high exposure to changing environmental conditions, especially those in direct contact with...
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Climate change adaptation policies in the United States and Europe have common aims but a different initial focus. While in the United States the principal factor when establishing adaptation plans and programs is based on risk control, the criterion in most European countries is directly linked to strategies of urban regeneration and sustainabilit...
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La integración de la adaptación al cambio climático en la planificación de los usos del suelo, así como la evaluación de este proceso, se han situado de forma preferente en las políticas urbanas y en los ámbitos de gestión de las ciudades. La tesis doctoral en la que se apoya este documento aporta herramientas que permiten incorporar con éxito las...
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Some European regions are experiencing unprecedented impacts due to climate change. The islands of the Outermost Regions are also being affected by this phenomenon. When these islands have a higher level of functional complexity, climate change increases the difficulty of defining their urban and regional planning tools. A comparative analysis of t...
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Higher education campuses are seen as one of society’s valuable resources for facing sustainability challenges in the urban context. However, one of the main challenges in the design of sustainable and liveable campus is to achieve comprehensive planning schemes that ensure the commitment of the Master Plan to the stakeholders. The paper reviews a...
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Este libro recoge una revisión crítica de las relaciones existentes entre el planeamiento urbanístico y la adaptación al cambio climático. A partir de un análisis del marco teórico que da soporte al concepto de adaptación, se desarrolla el texto como recurso formativo complementario en el aprendizaje del planeamiento urbanístico y la ordenación del...
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La práctica profesional de la arquitectura y el planeamiento urbanístico y territorial se caracteriza por el constante desarrollo de soluciones innovadoras, en respuesta a los problemas presentados por la sociedad durante su propio proceso evolutivo. Sin embargo, recientemente se han dejado entrever las dificultades expuestas por fenómenos globales...
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The article describes the evolution of urban development plans around stations in the Spanish High-Speed Rail network and addresses their eff ectiveness. The research analyses in detail six High-Speed Rail stations which have in common abundant land in their surroundings and some type of plan: two central stations, two city-edge stations and two ca...
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Climate change is being recognized as one of the phenomena with the greatest impact on Spanish cultural heritage. From the point of view of spatial management, integrated planning on the coastline is presented as the most appropriate response to climate change in the shoreline. One of the direct vectors in the vulnerability of historical heritage l...
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RESUMEN: La integración de la adaptación al cambio climático en la planificación de los usos del suelo, así como la evaluación de este proceso, se han situado de forma preferente en las políticas urbanas y en los ámbitos de gestión de las ciudades. La tesis doctoral en la que se apoya este documento aporta herramientas que permiten incorporar con é...
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Se realiza una evaluación mediante indicadores de sostenibilidad del espacio público y las actividades en los espacios ferroviarios liberados para su transformación urbana por la ciudad de Santander, Cantabria, España. EVALUACIÓN MEDIANTE INDICADORES Empleando algunos de los indicadores de evaluación de la sostenibilidad del Gobierno de España se...
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Entre Paisajes Aterrazados de Agua y Sal, descubre las claves de aquellos paisajes del cultivo de la sal más característicos: Salinas de Añana, Salinas de Poza de la Sal, Salinas de Cambrils, Salinas de Maras, Salinas de Guerri de la Sal y las Salinas de Zapotitlán. Cada uno de estos paisajes tiene características propias que les diferencian, pero...
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Climate change impact will be particularly strong on historic centres of cities, where urban planning is a decisive tool for managing this phenomenon, ensuring the integration of sustainability criteria with mitigation and adaptation measures. There is considerable experience in introducing sustainability and mitigation indicators in urban planning...
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Proposals for urban undertakings on university campuses are facing new challenges in which the sustainability of their activities will be a determining factor in their success. The purpose of this article is to describe the spatial planning tasks carried out at the Universidad de Cantabria as part of implementing the Master Plan for the Open Spaces...
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Urban planning in our cities has inherited schemes and management methods consistent with the processes of socio-economic evolution. In an overall review of European planning legislation, we can see therefore how a regulatory adaptation in the transformation processes is starting to incorporate the climate change phenomena. The European Adaptation...
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The recent development of high speed train in Europe means significant modifications in the accessibility conditions of the inhabitants. But the development of the new network also provides a unique opportunity for the surroundings of the stations. This development depends strongly on the location of the station and on the kind of strategies that a...
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The recent development of the high-speed train in Europe means significant modifications in the accessibility conditions of the inhabitants. However, the development of the new network also provides a unique opportunity for the surroundings of the stations. This development depends strongly on the location of the station and on the kind of strategi...
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La ponencia reflexiona sobre la metodología a emplear en el estudio de los efectos del ferrocarril de alta velocidad en el asentamiento de nuevas actividades. Para un completo análisis del proceso se hace necesario revisar tanto las decisiones de planeamiento local y regional, como la localización real de las empresas instaladas y sus motivos de lo...

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Hello colleagues.
We are looking for examples of cities that have changed their regulations to introduce improvements in adaptive capacity. We have been able to detect that small regulatory changes, such as increasing the surface of green areas per inhabitant in new or existing urban developments or modifying other urban standards such as incorporating a certain number of trees per building area or establishing a percentage of permeable surface, are elements that increase adaptive capacity and makes our cities more resilient to climate change.
Any experience on this aspect that you can share with us will be welcome.
Thank you.

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El objetivo general del proyecto es el poner en diálogo los procesos y las dinámicas de urbanización con las políticas urbanísticas municipales desplegadas en ciudades medias y municipios de las áreas urbanas articuladas por éstas desde 1979 hasta el presente. Así, pretende estudiarse la relación entre urbanización (dinámicas y características) y políticas urbanísticas (política de suelo, planeamiento y proyectos urbanos).
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Cities are already facing the impacts of climate change, and are highly vulnerable to a range of climate hazards. The research is focusing on defining indicators and parameters in order to identify new standards in urban planning.