Bioclimatic urban planning manuals for Vitoria-Gasteiz (Spain)
A short description of the NBS project
Assessment handbook that guides specific vegetation choices according to the local climate, thus maximizing resources (soil and water) and improving thermal comfort and the use of public spaces.
The aim of the intervention is to establish conditions for normative texts in order to improve thermal comfort and pollution control throughout microclimate managing.
NBS Implementation context
Description of the NBS
NBS Impacts scale
Urban density/ Soil consumption
Combined with other(s) environmental friendly solution(s)?
NBS Uban Challenges
Climate Issues Climate mitigation
Urban water management and quality Urban water management and quality
Air Quality Air quality at district/city scale
Air quality locally
Urban Space and Biodiversity Biodiversity
Urban space design
Urban space management
Urban Regeneration and Soil Air quality at district/city scale
Resource efficiency Food, energy and water
Public health and well-being Acustic
Quality of life
Environmental justice and social cohesion Environmental Justice: Recognition
Environmental Justice: Procedural Justice
Environmental Justice: Distributional Justice
Environmental Justice: Capabilities
Environmental Justice: Responsibility
Urban planning and governance Urban planning and form
Governance in planning
People Security Control of crimes
Control of extraordinary events
Green economy Circular economy
Direct economic value of NBS
Stakeholder and Governance
Who Started this initiative?
A public institution, a local organization (city or metropolitan)
Vitoria-Gasteiz City Council
Project manager (leader and main partners): entities names, and know-how involved
Leader: Vitoria-Gasteiz City Council
Main partners: UPM (Work hired by the City of Vitoria to the Juan de Herrera Institute of the School of Architecture of Madrid, conductor, Ester Higueras)
Who (else) was involved in the project ? (Inhabitants, local association, etc.)
City council and technical UPM team work: ABIO research group
More detail on the process and the role of the different stakeholders (How did it happen?)
Juan de Herrera Institute of the School of Architecture of Madrid. (UPM) - Architect University of Madrid
OPTIONAL Considering the actual impacts, who are the primary beneficiaries of the project.
cluster1_traditional_public_administration Participatory_planning_and_budgeting Master Plan of the city is now developed, where some of the recommendations will be incorporated cluster4_societal_resilience Civic_ecology_practices cluster5_network_governance
Global Estimated cost of the project
> 20 000€
Project Development Assistance
Description of the financing mechanism
Social Deliver functionality, rather than ownership Institucional approach Organizational Re-purpose the business for society/environment
Expected time for the NBS to be fully effective after its implementation
large (beyond 5 years)
Expected life time of the intervention
more than 30
Already feedbacks on the project? In case, the project has already been adapted to new requisites, please explain the modifications brought
Success and limiting factors
Knowledge_drivers Awareness Climate_change A great list of possible recomendatios to be applied Governance_drivers Process_efficiencies Capacity_building Governance_drivers cocreation_and_participation Reflexive_or_adaptive_governance
Knowledge_barriers Technical_inadequacy Lack_of_readytoapply_scientific_results It is a handbook, so there are only recommendations, but is very useful for architects and urban planners.
What makes this project a pioneer?
Brief description of the innovativeness
A huge number of bioclimatic solutions are presented and organized for new or rehabilitation process.
Has the project received a prize, an award?
Has the project received a media coverage? (in reviews, in press, etc.)
In the City Council: website, and newspapers
This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 730468