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Madrid 10, 11 and 12 July 

International Co-Creation Workshops: Benchmarking the Challenge of 15-minute Cities in Europe.

This was the first of three workshops planned for this seminar. It took place on the 10th, 11th and 12th of July in Madrid and was organized by UPM (Universidad Politécnica de Madrid).

A three-day intensive multidisciplinary seminar for making a diagnosis of urban boroughs, comparing and cross-checking their findings to research 15mCity goals in the two areas of the case study. The seminar combined both student learning and real-world practice following a community-based learning approach.

Monday 10th There were lectures given by speakers coming from UPM university, such as  Andrés Monzón (ETSICCP), Patxi Lamíquiz (ETSAM) and Mari Luz Brownrigg-Gleeson (ETSICCP). In addition, a few coaches helped in the development of the activities: Andrea Alonso (ETSAM) and Inmaculada Mohino (ETSAM).

Thursday 11th

The sites chosen for the data collection and later study were two neighborhoods along the Madrid Río Park, “Imperial” and “Camino Alto de San Isidro”. On the field visit, there were representatives of both neighborhood associations “Pasillo Verde – Imperial” and “Alto de San Isidro”.

Later that afternoon the two multidisciplinary students’ groups began working on the case study.

Wednesday 12th

The seminar closed with the student’s final presentations and awards. In this presentation not only representatives of the association, but teaching staff gave their points of view on the work of both teams.

  • This seminar will be replicated in a second Workshop in Paris: Cross-check with the diagnosis and compare with solutions applied in Paris.
  • And a third one in Madrid:  Results, recap Paris WS2 and applied the solutions.

Seminar Presentations

Introduction to 15-minute city (Prof. Patxi Lamíquiz Dep. Urban and Land Space Planning ETSAM)
Planning and densification, the limits to densification (Prof. Patxi Lamíquiz Dep. Urban and Land Space

Green infrastructure and public spaces (Prof. Andrea Alonso Dep. Urban and Land Space Planning

Accessibility. Active transport in mobility (Phd Mariluz Brownrigg Gleeson)
Indicators. The 15-minute city numbers (Prof. Inmaculada Mohino Dep. Urban and Land Space Planning

International Seminar: Urban Mobility Solutions For Liveable Cities: The Challenge Of Low Emission Zones

International Seminar Urban Mobility ( Escuela Ingenieros Caminos, Canales y Puertos, Retiro Building )

The International Seminar on Urban Mobility was celebrated in Madrid 6, 7 and 8 of October in the Escuela de Ingenieros de Caminos, Canales y Puertos (Bulding Retiro).  The seminar consisted of a theorical and a practical part.

There were lectures given by speakers coming from different universities that collaborate in the protocommunity EElisa on-the-MOVE, such as Lya Lugon from ENPC (Paris), Hande Demirel from ITU (Istambul), and Ali Jamal from BME (Budapest). Speakers coming from the UPM and stakeholders like Transyt, TEMA Ingeniería and Instituto Carlos III also took part.

In addition to this, there was a Technical visit to Madrid LEZ (Central District), a walking tour through the Madrid air quality monitoring network and pedestrian areas, such as Sol square.

As well as this, the participants from BME, ITU, FAU and UPM worked in 3 groups focusing  on different areas in Madrid LEZ (Central District): Ronda de Atocha, Calle Atocha and Paseo del Prado. First, they analyzed the different strategic points, combining field work, official data and cartography, resulting in a SWOT analysis that they later used to propose multidisciplinary solutions to improve the case study areas.

The 3 teams made a final presentation of their proposed solution. The winner group was the Paseo del Prado (Group 2), due to the real proposal of giving more space pedestrians and making more information available to citizens by means of an integrated information hub.

Students Participants

UPM Students

Nuria Blanco

María Astigarraga

Lucía Alejandre

Elena Varadé

Guillermo Fernandes

Rosa Levy

Elena Varadé

Guillermo Pásaro

Ana Belén Torrejón

Elena Gómez

UPM Professors

Andrés Monzón (Coordinator EELISA on the move)

Rafael Borge

Maía Eugenia López

Francisco Lamíquiz

Gabriel Huecas

Joaquín Salvachúa

Belén Martín

Andrea  Alonso

Julio Soria

Miguel L. Navarro

International students

Pèter Tóth

Melih Safa

Ali Jamal

Ignacio Bullrich

International professors

Lya Lugon

Hande Demirel


Teresa López

Beatriz Núñez

Secretariat and Coordination

Mari Luz Gleeson

Amor Ariza

Elena Gómez

This seminar will be replicated on Febrary in Istambul and on April in Budapest, looking forward to working together anew for resolve the challenges of our cities.

SWOT analysis by groups
Technical visit Air Quality monitoring Station (Escuelas Aguirre)

International Seminar Presentations

International Seminar Madrid LEZ Teamwork