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  • What is the future of cities faced with heat waves?
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    What is the future of cities faced with heat waves?

    Forecasts for 2100 predict that, thanks to climate change, weather conditions will move approximately 6º to the south in relation with geographic zones. This means, according to the article publiched in AOC, that pre-alpine Geneva will have the present climate of Palermo, while Lyon will have the...

  • The Pandemic, Southern Urbanisms and Collective Life
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    The Pandemic, Southern Urbanisms and Collective Life

    The global pandemic has occasioned an impulse to think in monumental terms – totality, catastrophe, portal. This essay commits to a different reading that stops the rush of planning and forecasting, projecting and forecasting. It offers collective life as an analytic that keeps the focus on the...

  • Rethinking La Rambla
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    Rethinking La Rambla

    Some years ago, La Rambla, a much-loved thoroughfare in the centre of Barcelona, ceased to be an everyday space for citizens to become an iconic street of the global metropolis devoted to tourist monoculture. Now, the crisis caused by COVID-19 and the absence of tourists has left it in critical...

  • Pandemic adds greater urgency to outstanding challenges in humanisation of public space
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    Pandemic adds greater urgency to outstanding challenges in humanisation of public space

    Rebajar las emisiones de CO2, renaturalizar las ciudades, combatir a los efectos nocivos del monocultivo turístico y la economía digital que han alterado el tejido productivo de las ciudades, etc. Expertos internacionales analizan para el diario Ara los retos que el espacio público afrontaba...

  • How post-pandemic architecture has always shaped our cities
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    How post-pandemic architecture has always shaped our cities

    “The history of architecture is the history of infectious diseases”, says Beatriz Colomina, theorist of the relationship between architecture and public health, in a video for El Confidencial. The struggles against cholera epidemics that devastated cities around the world in the nineteenth...

  • Balcony rights and wrongs
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    Balcony rights and wrongs

    During the pandemics, balconies have offered a platform for display, solidarity, communication and protest across a planet. They have become a symbol of a developing global and local togetherness, says visual artist and writer Will Jennings in the essay published in the journal Landscape. He...

  • Homo Urbanus
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    Homo Urbanus

    A vibrant ode to the public space that was denied to us by the pandemic: this is the effect of the exhibition “Homo Urbanus” with which Arc en rêve d’Architecture in Bordeaux, France has decided to reopen its installations after the confinement. The exhibition presents audiovisual material from...

  • Debate The Future of Cities: A View from the Global South
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    Debate The Future of Cities: A View from the Global South

    Teresa Caldeira, an anthropologist and Professor of the University of California-Berkley is a reference in contemporary urban thinking. She has spoken with Judit Carrera, director of the CCCB about the challenges confronting cities as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, especially in the...

  • Public space’s normality
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    Public space’s normality

    Quines són les respostes de dissenyadors i arquitectes a la crisi de la pandèmia en relació amb els espais públics? El crític d’arquitectura Hans Ibelings constata que el debat sobre les implicacions espacials del confinament que s’ha centrat principalment en la llar i el lloc de treball i que...