HOW MUCH CITY DO WE REALLY HAVE?

Generalized access to private transport has turned us into citizens of Catalonia-City. This assertion is evident in our everyday practices, which often involve intensive to-and-fro movements between our homes and places of work, shopping, studies or leisure. We might even say that today Catalonia is operating as a single city made up of different urban … Continue reading

Regenerating Cultural Landscapes: LLobregat Textile Colonies Master Plan

Funding: Catalunya Government Location: Catalunya, Spain Years of work: 2005 – 2007 Researchers: Universitat Internacional de Catalunya, Spain: Pere Vall-Casas (PI), Marta Benages The regeneration of intermediate landscapes with significant heritage resources is an important challenge. The preservation of 15 small textile mill villages spread along the banks of  a 20 km long stretch of … Continue reading

Retrofitting Suburbia through Pre-Urban Patterns

Funding: Universitat Internacional de Catalunya Location: Barcelona Metropolitan Region, Catalunya, Spain. Metro Boston, Massachusetts, USA. Metro Phoenix, Arizona, USA Years of work: 2004 – Researchers: Universitat Internacional de Catalunya, Spain: Pere Vall–Casas (PI), Carmen Mendoza, Arizona State University, USA: Julia Koschinsky The analysis of pre-urban patterns is an important basis for developing strategies to retrofit … Continue reading

New Campus UIC: Transforming Campus into Community

Funding: Universitat Internacional de Catalunya Location: City of Rubí, City of Sant Quirze del Vallès, Catalunya, Spain Years of work: 2007 – 2009 Researchers: Pere Vall – Casas (PI), Marta Benages Universities can be positive forces for building the social fabric of their surrounding area. This project is intended to develop an integrated campus and … Continue reading

Methodology for the Regeneration of Residential Suburban Sprawl

Funding: Universitat Internacional de Catalunya Location: Barcelona Metropolitan Region, Catalunya, Spain Researchers: Universitat Internacional de Catalunya, Spain: Pere Vall–Casas (PI), Carmen Mendoza (PI), Marta Benages, Sandra Calero Arizona State University, USA: Julia Koschinsky Years of work: 2008 – The regeneration of residential suburban areas requires specific methodology alternative from that of the conventional compact city. … Continue reading

River Rocha Waterfront Regeneration

Funding: Universitat Internacional de Catalunya, Alcaldía Municipal de Cochabamba Location: Cochabamba, Bolivia Years of work: 2011 – Researchers: Carmen Mendoza Arroyo (PI), Pere Vall – Casas (PI), Ben Dirickx The plan focuses on the waterfront redevelopment of the River Rocha in Cochabamba. Two fundamental challenges are addressed: restore the ecological and social value of the … Continue reading

Strategies in Regional Growth and Change in Sensitive Landscapes. Encamp, Andorra.

Funding: Eix Immobiliari, S.A. Location: Encamp, Andorra Year: 2009 – 2010 Researchers: Universitat Internacional de Catalunya, Spain: Carmen Mendoza Arroyo(PI), Álvaro Cuellar, Mar Aguilera, Cristina Alegre. The regional structural analysis applied in this project is based on the physical and spatial organization of Encamp as well as its economic activities and open spaces. The project … Continue reading

The Value of Informal Settlements in the Design of Cities. Cali, Colombia.

Funding: Universitat Internacional de Catalunya, Ajuntament de Barcelona Location: Cali, Colombia Year: 2009 – 2010 Researchers: Universitat Internacional de Catalunya, Spain: Carmen Mendoza (PI) Boris Acosta, Raquel Colacios, Julio Serna Universidad del Valle, Colombia: Pedro Martínez Universidad de San Buenaventura, Colombia: Pedro Duque The project’s objective is to identify, through mapping and fieldwork, the social … Continue reading