The urban area of Zaragoza, the eight in Spain in terms of population (almost 700000 inhabitants) has in recent years demonstrated its will to make the most of its strategic position in the peninsular - on the one hand the Madrid-Barcelona axis and on the other, the Valencia-Bilbao axis, through strong investment in infrastructures, renewing its productive structure through sustainable urban development in the shape of a series of projects which have are giving excellent results. Investment in infrastructure has taken the form of various projects, both highways and a network of peripheral roads, motorways and fast lanes, the extension of routes to the airport in the last few years and particularly the start-up of the high speed train covering the Madrid-zaragoza-Barcelona route. In relation to this latter project, Zaragoza is part of the high speed cities network, among whose objectives are: defining joint promotion and development strategies and exchanging experiences and information. Also, without ignoring the intense concern for, and the activities carried out in relation to, conservation and intervention in the historic city, of particular note in terms of sustainable development in Zaragoza in the last few years is the so-called Ecociudad Valdespartera (eco-city). In 2004 the Council of Ministers authorised the transfer of government land (Ministry of Defence), which allowed the construction of around 100000 homes, of which 97% were social housing, and out of these a ...

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