Berlin Urbanism Innovations: 2016 Leaders Program Summary
18 January 2017 9:24 AM | No Comments
Our Annual Study program on city transformation ideas and urbanism was held in creative Berlin.Read More
In the News
02 January 2017 7:32 AM | No Comments
Media coverage , News on The Urban Vision as well as some commentary and opinion columns from The Urban Vision teamRead More
Reviving the city by transforming the public spaces
14 August 2016 10:35 AM | No Comments
The streets, squares, and public spaces form the vital element in any neighbourhood & city. They are the single most important component that add to the liveability of the city. We have been using the tactics of Placemaking a used to enhance the civic places...Read More
- Berlin Urbanism Innovations: 2016 Leaders Program Summary
Expert Diary : Commentators
Name: Pedro Ortiz
Bio: Pedro Ortiz joined the World Bank in January 2011 as Senior Advisor to develop strategic guidelines for Urban, Metropolitan and Global Development Issues. He is currently spearheading proposals in 12 countries in Asia, Sub-Saharan Africa, Latin America and the Middle East. Mr. Ortiz pioneered a metropolitan development methodology, with an expansion model that takes into account projected growth for the next 40 years. The principles were derived from data documenting the world’s metropolitan expansion in population and wealth. These factors make it imperative to lay the groundwork for long-term urban development, focusing on infrastructure, housing and transportation, social facilities, economic development and environmental sustainability. In addition, Mr. Ortiz is Vice President of INTA, the International Urban Development Association http://www.inta-aivn.org/ He has been involved in identifying specialists, who can analyze and formulate development solutions for INTA’s 2600 members from 60 countries and their administrations. Of Spanish descent, Mr. Ortiz played an active role in the Madrid’s regional development and of central Spain’s. While based in Madrid, Mr. Ortiz was innovator in various fields of urban development: Founder of IRU, (Madrid) an urban planning consulting firm (2003-2010) and served as a consultant to the European Union, the United Nations and ten countries throughout the world.
Posts by Pedro:
There are cities that are growing by 6% on an annual basis. That means they are doubling (100%) every ten years.
Chess in a Tripod MetroCT deals with Metropolitan Planning: Land-use, Urban Transport, Environment and Housing integrated urban allocation and administrative policy-making.
This book is based on the 1996 Regional (Metropolitan) Plan for Madrid, a Methodology to address the current urgent need of metropolitan growth allocation. The system has been used in several places like Bogota and can be extended to other metropolitan areas with specific patterns.
It can help to solve many of the problems of growth in numerous metropolitan areas in the world.
There is a worldwide needs for comprehensive vision for metropolitan planning confronted with uncontrolled urban growth. The book explores the methods and opens a potential for debate among Professionals, University scholars as well as Local Authorities. The potential application is pretty wide ranging.
The Method is unique. Madrid experience, directed by this author in 1996-99 establishes a system (CiTi Method) to confront, control, tame and articulate the explosive growth (100% in 20 years) of most of the 200 metropolis of the world and 400 large urban areas.