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
Pre- Publishes Gives me a Wish (vo 45, nr2, July the 1st) and La Diagonal de Barcelona (vol. 46, july the 20th) Continue reading Give me a wish & La Diagonal de Barcelona
Is the new issue (vol. 45 nr 1) published the RACO’s version of the journal
Continue reading The Arts and the Urban Life
A. Remesar (Ed)
The Art of Urban Design in Urban Regeneration. Interdisciplinarity, Policies, Governance, Public Space
Continue reading The Art of Urban Design in Urban Regeneration
Journal of a gadabout (6) by Dr. A. Remesar
I recommend a visit to Rabat. Ahead of they conclude the works of what we call “the third Rabat”.
The first is the victorious Ribat (Ribat al-Fath), as stated in the monolith of entry into the old limits. It includes the medina and the city center designed by Prost following the recommendations of Forestier, both two under the orders of Marshal Lyautey.
A center expanded in several districts of French flavour: Ocean – site of the corniche suffering remodelling and pressure of the projects Kasr al Bahr and Sephira; Les Orangers, Aviation, Belvedaire… and the most bourgeois of all Agdal Hay Riad. Continue reading Rabat. Royal Patronage for urban art
RACO launched the volume 44 of the On the w@terfront. In this volume Dr. Esen Gökçe Özdamar, assistant professor Namık Kemal University, Faculty of Fine Arts, Design and Architecture, Department of Architecture, Tekirdag, Turkey, analyses the process of transformation of the antrepo buildings in the port of Istambul. Continue reading Watered down insights
Journal of a gadabout (4). by Dr. A. Remesar
The visit to Montreal, a great city for walking and with a superb urban mobility system, could focus on one of the iconic elements that are part of the image of the city, most of them associated with mayor Jean Drapeau.
Continue reading Montreal, rainy and sunny
Journal of a gadabout (3). by Dr. A. Remesar
Coming from Barcelona, a city whose urban fabric is based largely on an urban plot that leaves no separation between buildings, ie a city built “between party walls” is a surprise to find so many party walls in Lodz.
The party walls represent a devaluation of the urban landscape and go against urban decorum. It’s no wonder that municipalities suffering from the “disease of party walls” implement strategies that, without solving the problem in a structural way, will alleviate it, at least aesthetically, contributing to urban decorum.
Continue reading The Lodz Experience
Journal of a gadabout (2). by Dr. A. Remesar
The GAU (Urban Art Gallery) Lisbon, sponsored by the Department of Culture of the city, born in parallel with the “Visual and Performance Street Art” event in 2009.
From that moment was consolidated as a temporary gallery of urban art shows and festivals. It has a location in the Baixada da Gloria, but also operates in various parts of the city, especially acting over disused buildings.
Continue reading The GAU – Urban Art Gallery in Lisbon
An interdisciplinary and international course. In Barcelona the city of Ildefons Cerdà and his Eixample. A model for Public Art and Urban Design.
Continue reading M.A. in Urban Design: Art, City, Society