Social and urban development analysis in Badia del Vallès

Architecture - Sustainability - Social Inclusion

SOCIAL AND URBAN DEVELOPMENT ANALYSIS

The context is indispensable to be able to project. For this reason I have studied several indicators to be able to extract conclusions of which it is the real situation of the municipality and be able this way to work with its needs and potentials.

 

1. Change of the pyramid of population, housings size, type of familiar core, the density, immigration, unemployment, and other social indicators

The familiar profile of couple and children continues being majority with 35 % of homes but it is a value much smaller than 46,5 % of Sabadell when Badia was created. The official information of Badia del Vallès does not exist, because there isn’t a record of the irregular housing occupation during the 70s.

 

2. Maps about the level of unemployment, wealth, density and industry in Badia del Vallès and its vicinities

3. Demographic evolution and familiar nucleuses before the construction of Badia del Vallès

4. Unemployment, incomes and population evolution since 1995 from 2013

5. Urban planning of Badia del Vallès

6. Relation between density, mandatory mobility and industry

7. Maps of mandatoy mobility forced by work and studies

8. Destinations and kinf of transport of the mandatory mobility

Summary:

The demographic and social reality of the municipality has changed very much from the 70s (when it was build), so nowadays they do not answer to the real needs of the inhabitants of the municipalities.

In the context where Badia del Vallès was build, there was a trend of constant increase of the population
In Sabadell and Barcelona there was a majority of homes where they were living conventional families of less than five people. In Barcelona there were more families of less than five people, individual and extensive families, whereas in Sabadell there were more families of more than five people, pluri-familiars and pluri-personals. Even the diversity of the environment, the kind of housings were made just thinking in the majority “profile”, which was a family of less than five people.
Badia del Vallès is a municipality of low-incomes. This lows-incomes has been from 1995 the 75 % of the average income of Catalonia. Even the incomes level has been stable, the unemployment has increased dramatically from 2007, with the beginning of the economic crisis. It’s also important to study the constant decrease of population, that has caused a really high des-densification and the aging of the population.
The familiar profile of couple and children continues being majority with 35 % of homes but it is a value much smaller than 46,5 % of Sabadell when Badia was created. The official information of Badia del Vallès does not exist, because there isn’t a record of the irregular housing occupation during the 70s.
Apart, the whole housing park that was build during the 70s in Badia del Vallès has a part of asbestos, in the facilities and in the roof.