This line is concerned by the renewed treatment of the relations between cities and their rural environments, particularly those spaces vocation and agricultural functionality, focusing on the analysis of its evolution and the study of alternatives for quality production and proximity , fairer, healthier and more democratic. Of particular interest in this line studies on experiences agricultural local development in metropolitan and urban agglomeration context, but also in the vicinity of small and medium-sized cities, focusing on innovative initiatives in the agricultural systems and marketing channels in protection instruments and management of these spaces and forms of governance applied, as well as the role that environmental, heritage and landscape values ​​are playing in the activation of this type of agriculture.

This line is designed to accommodate those contributions that address the changes induced positively and / or negatively, by the projects and large urban operations as a transformation of urban space and urban dynamics are concerned. Interest contributions that address the urban and architectural characteristics of these developments, which too often have become mechanisms for purely political action, but especially those that focus on forms of management, implementation, financing or operation thereof, from a comparative and / or analytical and / or critical perspective, as well as focused towards social, functional, economic, scenic, environmental, etc. urban impacts generated by these key instruments of urban planning.

This line includes the transformations that cities face in the consolidated urban area. They are incorporated herein research on the peculiarities of the territories themselves subject to these processes from the historic centers, neighborhoods or specific public spaces. In parallel, also they posed by socio-demographic dynamics that exist in these areas, drivers of all developments. are also considered programs, policies and intervention instruments for rehabilitation and urban regeneration, and the role and strategies of all stakeholders, from administration to promoters, including financial intermediaries, entrepreneurs and citizenship course. especially welcome papers addressing from concerns about gender and social inclusion, new dynamic participatory, committed work collectives and alternative tools for urban transformation.

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