Vitoria - Gasteitz


The strategic framework of the Spanish Urban Agenda is voluntary and flexible and is directed at all stakeholders whose activity, public or private, has an impact in our towns and cities and on their sustainable development. It will therefore be up to each of these stakeholders to determine how they want -or are able- to implement the Agenda's goals through the way in which they draw up their various Action Plans.

How do I carry out my Action Plan?

Each Action Plan will be developed by the different Administration, each within its own sphere of competence, or by the private sector, the civil society, Academia, NGOs, etc. All of them will be focused on the framework of their needs, capacities and expectations. As a whole, they comprise the key players in this Agenda, whose sole but ambitious goal is to achieve, in a coordinated, conscientious, committed and voluntary perspective, an urban model for our cities that is more sustainable, resilient, inclusive and safe, as set out in SDG no. 11, as part of a joint effort with the remaining SDGs to which it is linked.

To help building the Action Plan for each stakeholder, this section of the Spanish Urban Agenda provides 3 files:

  • SHEET 1: Questionnaire for preparing the Action Plan. This file provides a simple outline of questions that can be used to prepare the diagnosis, to showcase the actions being carried out, to select the lines of action needed to achieve each stakeholder's goals, to identify the stakeholders required to carry out each action, and to monitor and evaluate the Action Plan itself.
  • SHEET 2: SWOT Analysis. This sheet will allow the stakeholders to identify the Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities and Threats (SWOT) in each of the Agenda's Strategic Objectives. Items separate from those identified in this analysis can be freely added.
  • SHEET 3: Tool for implementing the Action Lines. This file lists a wide range of possible actions that can help to achieve each one of the goals.

Descriptive and statistical data

The Strategic Framework for the Spanish Urban Agenda (AUE) reflects a series of descriptive data related to each of the ten strategic goals.

These data can be requested from the Ministry responsible for the AUE, and provide an overview of the current situation in each Spanish municipality. This tool can be used to help decision-making and to establish the specific goals to be achieved. These goals will be evaluated using the system of tracking and performance indicators contained in section 4 of this Agenda.

The Database of the AUE descriptive data on municipalities with more than 5,000 inhabitants is also easily and freely accessible. This Database contains a table listing every municipality with more than 5,000 inhabitants and more than 50 descriptive data of the AUE, and another table showing the first quartile, the average value and the third quartile, including a distribution in clusters based on population: municipalities with more than 100,000 inhabitants, municipalities with 50,000 to 100,000 inhabitants, 20,000 to 50,000 inhabitants and 5,000 to 20,000 inhabitants. This database contains more than 200,000 pieces of information that provide not only data on the relevant municipality, but that can be used to compare it with neighbouring municipalities and those with similar populations.

On the other hand, the Descriptive Data of the Spanish Urban Agenda have been included in the Digital Atlas of Urban Areas in Spain, in order to facilitate its interpretation in the geographical context.

Other documents of interest

In this section, documents and guides that may be useful for the drafting and implementation of the different Action Plans or that provide related information are made available to all stakeholders.