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Urban Development around Spanish High-Speed Rail Stations: Plans, Realized Development and Lessons

Abstract: The article describes the evolution of urban development plans around stations in the Spanish High-Speed Rail network and addresses their eff ectiveness. The research analyses in detail six High-Speed Rail stations which have in common abundant land in their surroundings and some type of plan: two central stations, two city-edge stations and two cases located in peripheral areas. Comparing the implementation of developments planned around stations in these six cases, three potential developing factors have been analysed (structural, socio-economic conjuncture and local strategies) to find similarities and determinants. The article demonstrates that HighSpeed Rail is a good catalyser for urban development and restructuring, but that local conditions are crucial for harnessing its possibilities. High-Speed Rail can strengthen existing tendencies or potentials, while it is much weaker when launching new urban spatial processes.

 Fuente: Built Environment, 2020, 46, 440-465

Editorial: Alexandrine Press

 Fecha de publicación: 01/10/2020

Nº de páginas: 26

Tipo de publicación: Artículo de Revista

 DOI: 10.2148/benv.46.3.440

ISSN: 0263-7960