Thursday, September 24, 2009

Barcelona, Mega-events & Urban Design - A Look into the "Barcelona Model" of Urban Transformation

From the 1980s-90s onward, an increasing number of cities seeking to increase international and regional competitiveness have engaged in major urban regeneration and redevelopment schemes, in which architecture and urban design in the public realm have been key. Barcelona, whose “best practices“ have come to be known in international scholarly and professional circles as the Barcelona Model, is perhaps the most renown example due to the radical transformation that the city experienced in connection with the hosting of the 1992 Olympic Games. The presentation outlines the trajectory and singular elements of the “model“ --such as the creation of high-quality public spaces-- and illustrates recent shifts through some of the latest urban projects.

Lucrezia Miranda has a degree in Architecture, she is urbanist and researcher specialized in globalization, urban policy, and urban design. Her research explores the relationship between globalization processes and the expressions of economic and urban restructuring in the socio-spatial realm of cities. Lucrezia holds a MA in Urban Management from the Barcelona School of Architecture, Polytechnic University of
Catalonia, Spain, and a PhD from the Department of City and Regional Planning at UC Berkeley. She is currently a UC President Postdoctoral Fellow at UC Davis, Department of Environmental Design.


Women In Architecture Forum: Barcelona, Mega-events & Urban Design - A Look into the "Barcelona Model" of Urban Transformation

Architect Lucrezia Miranda will present the "Barcelona Model" of architecture and urban design.

Time: 6:00pm - 7:00pm

Location: AIA East Bay Chapter Office, 1405 Clay Street, Oakland.

Contact: 510/464-3600 or Laura de la Torre, Assoc. AIA

Cost: None; this forum is open to all.


For more information: 510/464-3600

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