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Municipal Assembly approves the new Master Plan for the city of Porto

Municipal Assembly approves the new Master Plan for the city of Porto
01 Jun 2021

The Municipal Assembly has just approved the proposal to revise the Municipal Master Plan. The new Master Plan will create conditions to increase available housing in the city, promote more jobs, attract more investment and, consequently, create more wealth. This is also a Plan that expresses as a priority the fight against climate change, through the duplication of green areas.

In the now approved Master Plan, which will be in force over the next decade, Porto City Hall prints a new approach to the municipal ecological structure, aiming at "the increase of the public green area and the qualification of the hydrographic network of rivers and streams", stresses the city ​​councilor for urbanism, Pedro Baganha.

The increase in the provision of available housing, with a particular focus on accessibility, is also part of the Great Options of the Plan, aiming at the demographic recovery and the regulation of the real estate market. In this regard, it is worth mentioning the inclusion in the new Master Plan of the "inclusive zoning”, which foresees, in the center of Porto, the allocation of a percentage of the building area to accessible housing for operations with an implantation area greater than 1500 square meters.

Alongside the commitment to the public transport improvement, the bet on soft modes and the public space improvement, the new Master Plan also highlights the creation of mechanisms that aim to stimulate economic competitiveness and employment, a fundamental area for the promotion of social and territorial cohesion, one of the strategic axes of current governance.