'Station city' and urban microregeneration


'Station city' and urban microregeneration

El Periódico

The "City Station", urban satellite of the exhibition 'After the end of the world' of the CCCB (Center for Contemporary Culture of Barcelona), which has been installed in the passage of Trullàs, in the Poblenou, an urban space recently recovered so that it is managed by the neighborhood, it is a very good metaphor of the transformation that is being applied to Barcelona.


Beyond the great pending works, which have to be completed; of 3,000 affordable public housing under construction; and of the necessary commitments with the most influential urban operators, in order to defend the common good and put control on the tourism industry, the essence of the current model is in the small transformations. The aim is to remake the city from within and from social life, with the will of urban regeneration, through green, in streets, walls and roofs, starting from the growing predominance of pedestrian space for everyday life; through the rehabilitation of housing in very diverse scales; and with the growing empowerment of social and urban entities. This occurs in the sense of the rediscovery of the preindustrial experience of "the commons", of the city that self-organized by communities for scarce resources, that self-supplied and that did not generate an ecological footprint.


Full article (in Spanish): El Periódico