Research

Urban Strategic Planning and Resilience

The UNESCO Chair supports cities and regions and their stakeholders to establish future lines of urban and regional development through the analysis of opportunities and preparing spatial development visions. To develop such highly participatory strategies, the UNESCO Chair develop in a jointly effort with RECNET network a framework based on co-production and co-design.

Local and regional strategic and adaptive planning based to improve communitary resilience is developed in applied projects. 

Efforts are directed to promote the systemic transition for cities based on co-evolution and social innovation, through just and inclusive participatory processes. In that sense, we adopt a participatory community development approach, by favouring innovation of socio-ecological systems in order to reduce the vulnerability of local communities and to improve human wellbeing.