Chapter: Spanish coastal landscapes after the speculative tsunami
Book: Strategies for the Post-Speculative City
Author: Miriam García García
Publisher: Juan Arana and Teresa Franchini
The lecture Spanish coastal landscapes after the speculative tsunami was an invitation to develop new ways of thinking of, and tools to respond to emerging issues about the future of post speculative costal cities within the framework of the 4th European Urban Summer School (EUSS), hosted by the Polytechnic School at the CEU San Pablo University (Madrid) in September 2013.
The construction fever ended when the real state bubble burst and now is the time to analyse the causes and effects of an economic and social model organised around brick and mortar, without any respect for environmental, urban or landscape aspects. It is necessary to show the logistics that have fuelled real estate speculation to reach these limits and also the resulting spatial effects, with the aim to offer some possible ways of intervention to restore its territorial outcome.