Vitoria-Gasteiz Biophilic Urbanism Studio

In June, 2012, five UVA graduate Planning students traveled to Vitoria-Gasteiz (capital of the Basque country, Spain) to participate in an important collaborative biophilic design and planning studio. Over ten days, Tim Beatley joined several other instructors, including Anne Spirn from MIT and Emanual Carter from SUNY-Syracuse, among others. The focus of the studio was exploring different design and planning options for day-lighting a major stream through the heart of this city. This is a key initiative of the newly elected mayor, and part of a larger effort to green the interior of the city—what the city is now calling its “interior green belt”.

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Learn more about the workshop and green belt here