GIS-schemes for Green Infrastructure analysis and implementation

Project information

Index: 1051R4
Priority:2: Environment and risk prevention
Sub Theme:Biodiversity and preservation of natural heritage (including air quality)
Location ESPAÑA ESTE Barcelona Cataluña Start/End date of the practice
Start: 2002
End: N/A

Topic of the practice

Tools for geographical information acquisition and management in order to identify and plan areas of interest for GI elements at the regional scale.

Good Practice Information

The origin of the practice is the SITxell project, a GIS scheme to perform assessments of natural and soci-economical land values, as a basis for GI policies. In addition to the 3levels of public administration (municipalities, Province and Region), universities, research centres and social institutions are involved. The overall cost of the SITxell project are around € 321,000 a year.

The main aim of the initiative is to promote a new territorial analysis and organisational strategy based on a multidisciplinary view of the territory, its potential and its fragilities, incorporating existing knowledge. Also to develop a cascade planning model (territorial organisation plans, master plans, town plans and management plans) based on a new concept and basic common information.

Evidence of success

As a central plank, the SITxell project has managed to increase knowledge transfer between the academic sector, teams of public adm. officers at their different territorial levels and specialised businesses and organisations. The creation of the group of experts linked to SITxell made it possible to establish the framework of the relationship between all participants for exchanging knowledge.

Contact details to obtain further information on the practice

Carles Castell

Barcelona Provincial Council;

Annex completed on: 03-09-2015

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