The Universitat de València hosts today Monday the presentation of the book ‘Territorial and urban planning, environment in a changing world’. It will take place at 11:00h at the assembly hall of the Faculty of Geography and History of the Universitat de València. The autonomic secretary of Housing, Public Works and Structuring of the Territory, Josep Vicent Boira, will conclude the event with his intervention.
This publication has been edited by the Chair for Valencian Territorial Culture of the Universitat de València and coordinated by the president of FUNDICOT-Interprofessional Association for Territorial Planning, Antonio Serrano. Under the title ‘ Territorial and urban planning, environment in a changing world’, the book talks about the conclusions of the 8th International Congress of Territorial Planning and Construction Law which was held in Fuerteventura in May 2016 and a series of publications and talks given by guests.
The presentation ceremony will start at 11:15h. The initial round table conference will be headed by the Vice-Principal for Participation and Territorial Projection of the Universitat de València, Jorge Hermosilla: the dean of the Faculty of Geography and History, Ester Alba; the director of the Higher School of Road, Canal and Port Engineering, Eugneio Pellicer Armiñana; the president of Fundicot, Antonio Serrano; and the director of the Chair for Valencian Territorial Culture, Joaquín Farinós.
Then, a round table has been planned with the participation of experts in Territorial Planning who will analyse the conclusions and contents of the book and try to apply those conclusions to the Valencian territory. The round table will be moderated by Antonio Serrano, president of Fundicot, and will participate several professors of the Universitat de València, Joan Romero González (full university professor of Human Geography) and Inmaculada Revuelta Pérez (professor of the department of Administrative and Procedural Law). As guest professors of the Universitat Politècnica de València, it is important to highlight the followings: Vicent de Esteban Chapapría (full university professor of Ports and Coasts and president of the Association of Road, Canal and Port Engineers) and José Luis Miralles (director of the department of Urbanism in the UPV). After the round table and the round of questions by the audience, the closing ceremony will be carried out by Josep Vicent Boira Maiques, autonomic secretary of Housing, Public Works and Structuring of the Territory.
The director of the Chair for Valencian Territorial Culture, Joaquín Farinós, has explained that this publication will be introduced also in Madrid and Santander in the next months because it is an “essential edition in matters of territorial planning and development at a national level that, moreover, has a great implementation in the Valencian territory”. Farinós has emphasised that the Chair he manages has “the commitment of participating in initiatives like this that allows to promote the knowledge, analysis, research and dissemination of the aspects and topics related to the territory, in search of its proper management in the future”.
The Vice-Principal Jorge Hermosilla has stressed the importance of the institutional collaboration because “only with a collaborative work, it would be possible to create synergies that allows the advancement in a more favorable territorial planning model for the society”. The publication of ‘Territorial and urban planning, environment in a changing world’ has been possible thanks to the collaboration between the Interprofessional Association for Territorial planning Fundicot and the Chair for Valencian Territorial Culture. This chair was created in 2016 thanks to the agreement between the Universitat de València, through the Office of the Vice-Principal for Territorial Projection and Participation; and the Council of Housing, Public Works and y Structuring of the Territory.