Sestao

Description

Sestao City has a population of approximately 28,300 (2016) with an urban area of 3.5 km2 giving with a population density of 8,085 persons per km2. Sestao is located in Bizkaia, one of the three provinces of the Basque Country. Situated on the left bank of the Nervion River, Sestao belongs to the shared conurbation of Bilbao, Barakaldo, Portugalete and Santurtzi. The city is very well connected to the surrounding communities through road, rail and metro, and a future tram development, which will connect the city to the Leioa Campus
of the University of the Basque Country, making the commuting system more efficient and sustainable through an intermodal station.

Located 11 km from Bilbao, Sestao, is a municipality of 28.000 inhabitants with a strong post-industrial character. It has an area of 3.5 km2 where only 0.9 km2 are dedicated to residential use and the rest is used for industrial purposes. The area of intervention within the project + CityxChange, namely, QA1 ARI TXABARRI, is going through processes of deindustrialization and currently suffers high rates of unemployment. Most of the buildings in DA1 ARI TXABARRI are private buildings of the 1920s in the post-industrial area and where the public housing stock of the city council and the Basque Government is also located.  The private residential buildings were built in wood, thus resulting in poorly ventilated interior rooms and without natural light distribution. There are also public equipment linked to industrialization that must be recovered and put into value with new uses. On the other hand in DA2 LA PUNTA – VEGA GALINDO is the area where the first 163 public houses have been built. The area will go through a redevelopment process Our challenge is to make the city more accessible and friendly, with a cleaner industry (services) that continues to generate wealth and provide sustainable  resources to improve the quality of life of its citizens.

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+CityxChange Newsletter – April 2021

+CityxChange‘s sixth newsletter has been distributed in April 2021. Please, feel welcome to read the newsletter online here and distribute it to your network. This month’s newsletter contains the most important news and updates of the last four months from our project, focusing on how +CityxChange is entering its project

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+CityxChange Newsletter – December 2020

+CityxChange‘s fifth newsletter has been distributed in December 2020. Please, feel welcome to read the newsletter online here and distribute it to your network. This month’s newsletter contains the most important news and updates of the last three months from our project, focusing on how +CityxChange has adopted to a

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+CityxChange Second Consortium Meeting, 23-25 October 2019, Limerick

From the 23rd-25th of October, 2019, 70 representatives of the project partners, and additional local stakeholders of +CityxChange project were gathered in Limerick, as part of our second consortium meeting. Taking advantage of this face-to-face interaction, we dived into key challenges that had arise during the first year of the

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