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Active Public Space:

The Superblock case study

Europa | Barcellona

Barcelona is a city with an innate desire to be at the forefront of innovation in terms of urban planning and development. Considered by many not only as the birthplace of urbanism but also as an on-going laboratory for innovative urban solutions, the city has done much over the past three decades to reshape its public space. The interventions in the historic city center, waterfront and suburbs have made Barcelona renowned for its global approach to urban regeneration. These programs have transformed Barcelona from an industrial-type city to a tertiary and leisure center, creating a model for the whole of Europe. Now the city has embraced the potential of technology as a means of once again being at the forefront of innovation. Barcelona was the first city to become the European Capital of Innovation in 2014, an award also known as the “iCapital” of Europe, "for...

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