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Open Door: Bilbao la Vieja (Spain)



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Reference Date: 26-07-1998

Experience selected in the 1998 Dubai Award for Best Practice, and catalogued as GOOD. ( Best Practices Database.)
País/Country: Spain

United Nations Region: Europe
Ecological region: River Basin
Activity: Neighbourhood
Partnerships: Local Authority. European Commission. Non-governmental organization (NGO).

Themes = Civic Engagement and Cultural Vitality: community participation; social and cultural vitality; the arts. Economic Development: enterprise development (formal and informal sectors); entrepreneurialship; investment development; training. Urban and Regional Planning: community-based planning; consultative process; cultural heritage conservation; urban renewal.

Main contact:
Ricardo Barkala / Marcos Muro
Lan Ekintza-Bilbao S.A. (Local Authority)
Uribitarte 18 - 4. Dcha
Bilbao
Bizkaia
SPAIN
48001
+34 94 420 53 00
+34 94 420 53 13
E-mail: lan-ekintza@lane.bilbao.net

Partner:
Marios Camhis
European Commission - D.G. XVI
Rue de Loi, 200
Bruxelles
Bruxelles
BELGIUM
B-1049
Tel: +32-2 295 71 01
Fax: +32-2 296 32 73

Partner One Support Type: Financial Support

Partner:
Angel Nieva
SURBISA
Mitxel Labegerie, 1 -2.
Bilbao
Bizkaia
SPAIN
48005
Tel: +34-94-415 99 55
Fax: +34-94-415 99 93

Partner Two Support Type: Technical Support

Partner:
Piedad Arbaiza
Sortazari Association (Non-governmental organization)
Plaza de la Cantera, 5
Bilbao
Bizkaia
SPAIN
48003
Tel: +34-94 420 53 77
Fax: +34-94 420 53 63

Partner Three Support Type: Technical Support

Nominating Organization:
Marta García Nart
Spanish National Committee
Paseo de la Castellana 67
Ministerio de Fomento
Madrid
Madrid
SPAIN
28071
Tel: +34-91 597 75 72
Fax: +34-91 597 86 04
E-mail: mgnart@mfom.es


Key Dates

Starting: 01.01.94
Ending: 31.12.97



S U M M A R Y

The aim of the project is to supplement the urban intervention in the area of Bilbao la Vieja with a social and economic regeneration programme which offers new alternatives and opportunities to generate economic activity and employment in the district itself, with a key focus on self-rehabilitation concept. The situation of this very underprivileged area has changed and now there is a new dynamic in the area. This change has been as a result of this urban pilot project, an initiative of the European Commission and the City Council of Bilbao.



N A R R A T I V E


1. Situation before the initiative

Preparing information and clarifying priorities
Priorities were set by discussion with local agents who mostly suffer from situation in the area and have been redifined in the same way.

2. Objectives, strategies and mobilization of resources
To set up facilities and activities that become "centres of attraction" capable of favouring access to the district and revitalizing it socially and economically.

To offer an opportunity for training and employment of those unemployed in the area, by qualifying them through practical works to paralelly promote rehabilitation of bad housing.

3. Process

Choice of actions, political support, resources and leadership
Participation of local agents with the leadership of the City Council of Bilbao and its Local Development Agency (Lan Ekintza-Bilbao).

The main problem was the very difficult starting-point. Main problems have been overcome by internal evaluation during the process.

4. Results achieved

Sustainability
The area of Bilbao la Vieja has entered in a new dynamics where local agents and inhabitants are more concious that they have to be the key actors in the rehabilitation and revitalization process. This will enable new approaches and initiatives in the area. Public funding will be need to complete this process, but private initiative will be more and more active in the area.

Leasons learned
The City Council of Bilbao is in continous contact with other regeneration projects, specially in urban areas. This exchange of experiences has enable us to be more effective and efficient in planning, developping and evaluating of the project.

Transferability
The methodology used has been analysed and improved and it's now being used in other underpriviliged areas of the town. Best practices have been transferred to other projects at regional, national, european and worldwide level.

We think that our experience can be a good example to follow in order to maximaze the endogenous potencial of the residents in underpriviliged areas.

5. The experience in numbers
Financial Profile:
The project has finished by 31.12.97.
For the total project there has been a budget of 8.2 Mecu,


Este documento se ha editado a partir de una versión inglesa.
Revisado por Nerea Morán Alonso.

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Grupo de Investigación en Arquitectura, Urbanismo y Sostenibilidad
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