Densification of the Existing Urban Pattern: the Case Salzburg

Netsch, Stefan (2021) Densification of the Existing Urban Pattern: the Case Salzburg. CITIES 20.50 – Creating Habitats for the 3rd Millennium: Smart – Sustainable – Climate Neutral. Proceedings of REAL CORP 2021, 26th International Conference on Urban Development, Regional Planning and Information Society. pp. 231-239. ISSN 2521-3938

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Most European cities are facing the challenge of a continuous demand to enlarge their housing stock. Based on the common sustainable development goals, this demand should be created in the range of the existing urban pattern, which means that transformation of areas or the increase of density on underused plots. A town like Salzburg, which is characterized by a high amount of valuable historic buildings and neighborhoods, has also to deal with this question. The strategy of the past years was not to extend the urban pattern in the green surrounding, because of the proximity to the mountains and protected landscape. This paper will give an overview of the chosen strategy and development of the past 25 years by studying 22 different projects. The reason for these projects was, that there are arguments that the densification of recent projects in Salzburg is too high and delivers unsatisfied urban projects. This study is based on an overview of the development of different densities and approach of the projects. The conclusion will discuss the different opinions and will give recommendations about an improved approach to a sustainable future planning.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: urban pattern, Salzburg, densification, strategies, case study
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor
H Social Sciences > HM Sociology
N Fine Arts > NA Architecture
Depositing User: REAL CORP Administrator
Date Deposited: 27 Sep 2021 11:35
Last Modified: 17 Oct 2021 17:11

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