In recent years, numerous initiatives aimed at improving, preserving or managing landscape resources have proliferated in many Spanish cities. This results from the growing importance given to the environmental, functional and scenic quality. Together with interventions, which generally take the form of special plans or programs for the redevelopment and treatment of urban green spaces, those related to the development and approval of environmental municipal ordinances deserve special consideration.
The principles on which the development of urban landscape ordinances should be based are:
- Recognition of the citizen right not only to enjoy the heritage landscape, but also to enjoy a suitable level of landscape quality
- The duty to maintain and IMPROVE THE LANDSCAPE QUALITY of public spaces, both by public institutions and by the different natural and legal persons that live or develop their activity in the municipality.
- The City Council of Seville is the ultimate guarantor of the right to the landscape, and must exercise the functions of information, promotion, advice, regulation, surveillance and sanction in relation to the implementation or development of the uses and interventions with the greatest landscape impact.
- All the texts that regulate the municipal competences in relation to the maintenance or improvement of the urban landscape, must expressly include the right of citizens to use and enjoy the LANDSCAPE RESOURCES of the municipality.