City Street3: TRANSITIONAL STREETS: NARRATING STORIES OF CONVIVIAL STREETS. (Call for Papers)

The recent acceleration of the world’s mobility has no doubt affected city streets. This is manifested in the increased rate of transactions, communication channels, trans-nationalism, and the unprecedented influx of refugees within ‘new’ contexts. Within this context, a pertinent question on transitional streets seeks to highlight their status quo and examine embedded stories reflecting realities, potentials and possibilities for conviviality.

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Now available the conferences of the course “Paisajes urbanos. La imagen artística de las ciudades portuarias atlánticas (siglos XVI-XXI)”. UIMP 2017

Santander. Universidad Internacional Menéndez y Pelayo. Agosto 2017 Continue reading Now available the conferences of the course “Paisajes urbanos. La imagen artística de las ciudades portuarias atlánticas (siglos XVI-XXI)”. UIMP 2017

Round table “Urban Governance and Citizen Participation”, at the UIU “Smarts Cities: Innovation, Climate Change, Urban Planning, Governance and Creative Participation” (07/14/2017)

Last week (10th-14th july) the UIU organized the “Smart cities: innovation, climate change, urban planning, governance and creative participation” course in Barcelona, ​​attended by about 30 students from Five Universities that make up the UIU.

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Veronica Crousse New Dean, Faculty of Arts and Design

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Veronica Crousse (at the right of the image) at the end of a remembrance ritual act in the sculpture “The crying eye” by Lika Mutal (Lima, 2010)

Since July the 1st, Veronica Crousse, is the new dean of the Faculty of Arts and Design of the Pontifical Catholic University of Peru. Artist and academic she was awarded with a CUM LAUDE to ther doctoral dissertation (2011) Reencontrando la Espacialidad para el arte público en el Perú. Barcelona: TDR (tesis doctorales en red). Recuperado de http://www.tdx.cat/handle/10803/1551,  Continue reading Veronica Crousse New Dean, Faculty of Arts and Design

Public space design for flooding: Facing the challenges presented by climate change adaptation

by Matos Silva Cabral, Maria (Ph.D. Dissertation)

Directors: Costa, João Pedro; Castel-Branco, Cristina

The urban phenomenon of floods is recurrent and is expected to be aggravated in the near and distant future, not only in light of climate change projections, but also if flood management approaches continue the path of “business as usual”. Facing this problem-matter, this research proposes the design of public spaces as a key component in the adaptation to current and expected urban flood events. Continue reading Public space design for flooding: Facing the challenges presented by climate change adaptation