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Selva-Royo, J.R. (Juan Ramón). "Génesis documental del Plan General de Valencia y su Cintura (1939-1946)". Ace. Architecture, city and enviroment. 2017; 12 (35), 15 - 38.
Plan General de Ordenación Urbana de Valencia de 1946 ha sido tradicionalmente considerado como el primer planeamiento supramunicipal de la ciudad del Turia pero, a pesar de su celebridad, se trata todavía de un instrumento en gran parte desconocido. Muy pocos de sus documentos originales han llegado hasta nuestros días, lo que ha contribuido a que la discusión sobre la primera coordinación metropolitana en España haya sido relegada al olvido. Contribuir a la recuperación de ese debate es el objetivo principal de esta investigación.
The General Urban Plan of Valencia of 1946 has traditionally been considered as the first
regional planning in this Mediterranean area. However, despite its celebrity, it is still a largely
unknown instrument. Very few of its original documents have reached our days, which has
contributed to the discussion about the first metropolitan coordination in Spain has been
relegated to oblivion. Contributing to the recovery of that debate is the main objective of this
Based on the compilation and comparison of several unpublished and unrelated sources to date
(both graphic and written), this article rescues the history of the elaboration of the Plan,
establishing also a hermeneutic framework for its documentary reconstruction and its relation
with other European referents.
After the analysis, the great leap in quality in the technical and methodological field was verified
that was the Plan in its time. Finally, a list-summary is proposed as a hypothetical original index,
from which to undertake the reintegration of the documentation, currently scattered in different
official files or even disappeared.
Supported by the contextualization of recent documentary findings, the research is made
available to public bodies and researchers: its study challenges us to confront territorial
planning today with the big picture magnanimity it was first approached almost eighty years ago.