Silves advances with Urban Rehabilitation Areas (ARU) in Algoz and São Marcos da Serra

Delimitation work of these ARU will be presented in public sessions

The Municipality of Silves will make known the work it is already doing to delimit the Urban Rehabilitation Areas (ARU) of Algoz and São Marcos da Serra, in two presentation sessions to be held in these two locations, on the 5th and 9th of April, respectively, at 21:30 pm.

In Algoz, the session will take place in the sports pavilion of the EB 2,3 school. In São Marcos da Serra, the presentation will be given at the local Lifelong Education Pole.

Through the delimitation of the ARU, areas are identified where the municipality of Silves intends to intervene and/or support interventions, in an integrated manner and with concrete results in improving the quality of life, the urban environment, economic and social dynamism, and the enhancement of heritage and in the promotion of social cohesion”, according to the Chamber.


This spatial planning instrument is intended for «delimited areas that present, from the point of view of their buildings, mesh, infrastructure and equipment, the need for an intervention of requalification, regeneration and revitalization, through public and private initiatives».

«The delimitation of the ARU is thus assumed as a mechanism to stimulate a change from the paradigm of new construction to that of urban regeneration and rehabilitation, aiming to enhance the urban space and its built heritage, while revitalizing the local economic and social fabric”, added the municipality.

Until now, the Municipality of Silves has already promoted the delimitation of Urban Rehabilitation Areas in Silves, Alcantarilha and São Bartolomeu de Messines.