Candelaria is the only municipality in the province of Santa Cruz of Tenerife beneficiary of the call for grants for the development of pilot projects of Local Action Plans of the Spanish Urban Agenda (AUE). Villa Mariana will receive 150,000 euros, «The necessary financing to update, improve and adapt the strategic document of the Sustainable and Integrated Urban Development Strategy (EDUSI) Candelaria 2023 to the methodology and requirements demanded to implement the strategic framework of the Spanish Urban Agenda, counting throughout the process with citizen participation ”, explains the mayor.
With the premise that «Candelaria his future is being forged right now ”, the councilor values the event as“ very good news ”. Explains that there are 13 challenges that the City Council to address in the Strategic Action Plan of the Local Urban Agenda of Candelaria. The challenges to be faced are centered on the fight against urban dispersion and the residentialization of rural environments, promoting sustainable transport and achieving a balanced modal split, providing the urban environment with a green infrastructure connected internally and with the surroundings. natural resources, spatial planning and rational land use, the existing city model and revitalization of the city avoiding urban sprawl, the need to address the impacts of climate change, sustainable resource management and the circular economy , promoting proximity and sustainable mobility, the search for equity and greater social cohesion, boosting the urban economy, guaranteeing access to housing, promoting digital innovation and improving existing intervention instruments today.
“Candelaria is forging her future right now; this is very good news »
The Councilor for the Area, Cecilia Otazo, highlights the importance of carrying out strategic planning that ensures that citizens follow living in healthy, safe and sustainable spaces, without losing sight of the fact that we must build a territory that is resilient to risks and vulnerabilities derived from climate change, pandemics or of any nature. This is based “on promoting the ecological transition, guaranteeing social and territorial cohesion, achieving effective inclusion and gender equality, and supporting digital transfer.”
Urban Agenda and Environmental Planning and Management will coordinate this project that will require a multidisciplinary team and the involvement of all councils.