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 on 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 the various action plans.

Action Plan of the Spanish Government.

The Ministry of Transport, Mobility and Urban Agenda, as the driving force and department that is ultimately responsible for preparing the Spanish Urban Agenda, and for ensuring it is consistent with the Action Plan already approved by the Government of Spain for the 2030 Agenda, has approved its own Action Plan, which identifies a series of actions involving regulatory, planning, financial, governance and citizen participation aspects, as well as the exchange and dissemination of urban issues and urban phenomena.

How do I carry out my action plan?

The  Action Plan  will be decided by the government agencies themselves, each within its own sphere of competence, and by the private sector, civil society, academia, NGOs, etc. All of them within 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 fashion, 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 build the Action Plan for each and every 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 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 of the goals.

Descriptive 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 of Development, and provide an overview of the current situation in each Spanish municipality. This tool can be used to aid in 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.