In the 1980s many monuments became important sites for contesting the communist regime in Poland. While national monuments became sites of illegal gatherings, communist monuments were overtly criti…
The liberalization of commerce between the metropolis and the colonies allowed Barcelona to trade with the Caribbean islands, enabling a commercial flow and capital accumulation processes that would lead to the installation of Indian manufactures and, subsequently, the gradual installation of factories based on the use of the Steam energy. The industrial strength of Barcelona led to the creation of the Royal Board of Trade that encouraged trade while creating a series of schools necessary for the training of the specialized staff claimed by the new industry.
The paper explores how enlightened thinking about city making, will develop a set of legal and administrative provisions that will impact on a substantial change, both of housing and urban form.
A book that shows the richness and diversity of proposals for social innovation in the cities and neighborhoods of Madrid, Barcelona, Bilbao and Zaragoza Continue reading The moment of citizenship . Social innovation and urban governance
After the terrorist attack of August 2017, a controversy over the use of obstacles in the public space was unleashed in different media with the aim of trying to find solutions to those attack and in order:
1.- To difficults attacks with cars in very busy spaces
2.- To increase the safety of pedestrians
They were shuffling solutions of concrete barriers, large flowerpots …. On the eve of the Christmas holidays, the City of Barcelona, has tightened security in several areas of the city, including Las Ramblas, scene of the August attack. Continue reading Public space and terrorism
Debates on public space are recurrent and it is good that this happens. Despite some mermaid songs against it, public space is fundamental in the processes of city making, but also in the democratic and participatory construction of citizenship. Continue reading Public Space: challenges and opportunities. A three days international seminar. Barcelona, January 15th – 17th, 2018