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  • A New Layer of Public Space: The Case for Activating Urban Rooftops
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    A New Layer of Public Space: The Case for Activating Urban Rooftops

    Underutilised rooftop spaces are attracting more and more interest as a resource for expanding public space in increasingly dense urban environments. Representing up to 25% of the surface area of cities, they are also a potential tool for favouring climate resilience and providing more of the...

  • How Can Gender Impact the Future of Urban Life?
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    How Can Gender Impact the Future of Urban Life?

    Do you feel vulnerable as you walk through public spaces? If you are a woman, the odds of answering yes to this question are certainly greater states the article published by Archdaily. Street lighting, bus stops, public restrooms, the way you behave in public environments, and so many other...

  • To Green Or Not To Green: Four stories of urban (in)justice in Barcelona
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    To Green Or Not To Green: Four stories of urban (in)justice in Barcelona

    New parks and redevelopment projects are exacerbating gentrification in some areas of Barcelona, driving prices up and pushing out vulnerable residents. Other areas lack green space altogether, depriving certain communities of benefits to physical and mental health. This documentary produced by...

  • Post-Covid architecture policy: towards a “great shared space”
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    Post-Covid architecture policy: towards a “great shared space”

    The effect that COVID-19 is having on urban planning—promotion of active mobility or renaturalisation of cities—essentially means an acceleration of already existing trends. The urban planner Alain Guiheux would like to go even further and, in this AOC article, calls for a great shared space, an...

  • In Defence of Walking
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    In Defence of Walking

    La colección de ensayos del escritor británico Matthew Beaumont, The Walker: On Losing and Finding Yourself in the Modern City, recomendada por el Financial Times como uno de los mejores libros sobre arquitectura publicados este año explora la relación entre el caminar, pensar y escribir....

  • The Tactical Reconquest of Asphalt
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    The Tactical Reconquest of Asphalt

    Barcelona, which has been introducing measures to gain public space for pedestrians and bicycles for some years now, has intensified its tactical urbanism activity during the pandemic. These swift, economical projects, some one-off and others more systemic, are not exempt of controversy. El País...