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Metropolitan Pentalogue: 5 Commandements for Metropolitan management
  Metropolitan Governance management commandements pentalogue
  Metropolises are not to be planned or managed as cities. The DNA is different. Cities, even large, are conurbations with a single administration and require a political dialogue about the future between the citizens and their administration. Metropolises are multifaceted systems with layers of different administration agencies and governance institutions. The dialogue is between those institutions. DNA is different. And you should act accordingly. Here are the five essential rules for metropolitan management and planning.
 
IKEA "Do it yourself" Metropolitan toolkit
 
  The Chess in a Tripod CT Method to build up a resilient and sustainable model for rapid metropolitan growth is a quite simple model to apply.

The model is not imposed on the territory, on the contrary it has to read and understand the territory to be able to apply it selecting which parts of the model are relevant and which have to be applied and how.

The process is nevertheless quite simple for any ‘urban’ planning professional used to large physical dimensions:
- From the analysis of the five sub-systems that compose the metropolitan structure come out the generating matrix directionalities: Environment (Green Infrastructure), Transport (Grey Infrastructure), Housing (Brick infrastructure), Productive activities (Gold Infrastructure), Social Facilities (Blue Infrastructure)
- The proposal and development of planning details (centralities, strategic facilities, infrastructure networks) both static and dynamic come out in a natural procedure from the right matrix discovered underlying within the anthropogeographic territory.
 
World Bank Presentation: Reticular Metropolitan Development MetroCT Method POrtiz
  Chess Tripod CT CiTi Method Madrid Urban Metropolitan Matrix Reticular Planning
  The MetroCiTi Method was presented in the World Bank with full house attendance the 30th November 2011

Video: http://www.urbanknowledge.org/metroct.html
The powerpoint presentation can be downloaded from this file.
 
La Ordenacion Reticulada del Territorio. Revista Urban. Bilingual: Spanish-English
  Madrid Urban Metropolitan Reticular Matrix Regional Planning 1996
  MetroCiTi Method was first applied to Madrid Metropolitan (Regional) Plan of March 1st.1996. 50 years later than Bidagor's Madrid last Metropolitan Plan of 1946. None has been drafted or approved since.

The Method in Spanish was named 'Ordenacion Reticular del Territorio'. This article published in the 'Urban' magazine first issue explains the theory behind the method and its main lines of description and application, both in general, and for Madrid case.

"La Ordenación Reticulada del Territorio", Revista: Urban nº1, Madrid 1997
 
Regional Grid Planning
  Ethics Corruption Political decision Making Madrid Urban Metropolitan Matrix Planning
  Library of Congress Catalog: http://lccn.loc.gov/99016491

Comparative analysis of world metropolitan Urban Regions and their patterns of growth and development, as well as benchmarking best practices.
One chapter dedicated to the Madrid Regional Plan 1996 directed by Pedro Ortiz
 
La Carta Metropolitana
  Unidad Desarrollo Equilibrado UDE Balanced Urban Unit BUD Metropolitan Block
  The Metropolis is composed of a set of urban units, often to a certain degree independent municipalities.

Each municipality plays a role within the metropolitan context. They have to be collaborative and beneficiaries of the general Metropolitan Strategy, but they have to have their own Urban Strategy and tactics for urban socio-economic development and growth.

This sets up the basic rules for that local Strategy and Tactics. Even if there is no general Metropolitan Strategy (either because there is no Metropolitan Government, or because this one is not able to adopt a Metropolitan Strategy) the use of these principles to urban municipal planning will provide a compatibility among the strategies of the different municipalities (see 'Governance' file about Inter-administrative projects) and make the overall metropolitan growth compatible and consistent.

This is though not a substitute for the necessary Metropolitan Strategy. These principles are just Metropolitan Tactic principles. Unable to substitute the benefits of an overall Metropolitan Strategy
 
The CT Metropolitan Chart
  Balanced Urban Unit Chart Metropolitan Matrix Planning Chess Tripod CT CiTi Method
  The Metropolis is composed of a set of urban units, often to a certain degree independent municipalities.

Each municipality plays a role within the metropolitan context. They have to be collaborative and beneficiaries of the general Metropolitan Strategy, but they have to have their own Urban Strategy and tactics for urban socio-economic development and growth.

This sets up the basic rules for that local Strategy and Tactics. Even if there is no general Metropolitan Strategy (either because there is no Metropolitan Government, or because this one is not able to adopt a Metropolitan Strategy) the use of these principles to urban municipal planning will provide a compatibility among the strategies of the different municipalities (see 'Governance' file about Inter-administrative projects) and make the overall metropolitan growth compatible and consistent.

This is though not a substitute for the necessary Metropolitan Strategy. These principles are just Metropolitan Tactic principles. Unable to substitute the benefits of an overall Metropolitan Strategy
 
Chess in a Tripod: Metro-Matrix Metropolitan Growth Method
  THIS DOCUMENT CAN NOT ANY MORE BE DOWNLOADED as an agreement with McGraw Hill has been signed to publish it. It will be launched in September 2013 and available throughout the world on the MG-H distribution network.
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Chess in a Tripod Metro-Matrix deals with Metropolitan Planning: Land-use, Urban Transport, Environment and Housing integrated urban allocation and administrative policy-making.

The book presents, based in the 1996 Regional (Metropolitan) Plan for Madrid, a Methodology to address the worldwide current urgent need of metropolitan growth allocation. The system has been contrasted in several places as Bogota and can be extended to other metropolitan areas with specific patterns.

Can help to solve many of actual problems for growth on numerous metropolitan areas in the world. The lack of a system is producing slum developments covering 80% of new growth with unsustainable prospects for the future. This is a main problem of Local, Metropolitan and National Governments around the world.

There are worldwide needs for comprehensive vision for metropolitan planning confronted with uncontrolled urban growth. The book divulgates the method and opens a large potential of debate and resolution among Professionals, University scholars as well as Local Authorities. The potential application is large as it can be seen in other metropolitan reports in this site.

The Method is unique. Madrid experience, directed by the author in 1996-99, is unique, and this book establishes a system (CiTi Method) to confront, control, tame and articulate the explosive growth (100% in 20 years) of most of the 200 metropolis of the world and 400 large urban areas.

For an extensive video presentation of this Document at the World Bank in Washington DC link the World Bank web:
http://www.urbanknowledge.org/metroct.html