BARCELONA LAB OVERVIEW​

One-week experiences in cities that have taken the practice of City-Making to a higher level. In this case, the city is Barcelona. The participants will be able to know about the city and its main projects, get access to its institutions, and interact with its managers.

THE PROGRAM INCLUDES:

talks, panels, round tables, specialized visits, urban tours, and networking events.

Participants from different parts of the world meet to exchange
knowledge and inspiration.

MASTERCLASSES AND SPEAKERS

Albert Santasusagna

Barcelona University, PhD Planning

Albert Gassull

Metropolitan Area of Barcelona – AMB

Antoni Farrero

Metropolitan Area of Barcelona – AMB

Antoni Farrero

Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya – Barcelona Tech

Esteban León

Urban Resilience Hub, UN Habitat

Salvador Rueda

Fundación Ecología Urbana y Territorial de Barcelona

Sebatia Jornet

Lornet Liop Architects

Eduard Unzeta

Metropolitan Area of Barcelona – AMB

Jaume Barneda

City Council of Barcelona

Jokin Santiago Elorriaga

Leku Studio

Kyra Romero Brachadell

Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya – Barcelona Tech

Marta Sola

Leku Studio

Velislaba Simeonova

Barcelona University, PhD Spartial Planning

CityMakers creates synergies between institutions, professionals, and universities around the city's management and design, enhancing their perspectives and capacities to offer solutions and more intelligent approaches to the new urban challenges

Leku Estudio | Barcelona

WITH THE SUPPORT OF

AGENDA

EVENING
Registration, welcome and presentation: “Citymakers and the Barcelona Lab” Presentation of the global platform CITYMAKERS and the participants of the Barcelona Lab
MORNING
Talks and panel of experts: “The new Barcelona and the super-blocks” The new and successful model of the ‘Super-Illa’ told not only by its creators, but also by its current ‘makers’

Coffee break (provided)

Talks and panel of experts: “The Hidden Gardens” The Example District of Barcelona has about 400 blocks. Of these, about 50 have built parks inside that are increasing the public space of the city
 
AFTERNOON
Technical visit to the superblock of Sant Antony and some hidden gardens In the Ensanche of Barcelona, we will visit together, with its ‘makers’, the two major projects that define the current physical city: a ‘Super-Illa’ and some interiors of urban blocks that have been recovered as public spaces. Both projects have been awarded and recognized throughout the world, and large cities seek to replicate them for the success they have brought to Barcelona
 
EVENING
Area of touristic interest Highlights: Plaza Cataluña, La Rambla and La Boquería market, Basilica del Pi, Plaza Real, the Columbus Monument, the Paseo Marítimo, the Via Laitena, the Plaza Sant Jaume, the Mercat de Santa Caterina and the Cathedral from Barcelona (visit not guided but with material provided)
MORNING
Talk and roundtable: “The Economic District of 22 @” We will visit the Barcelona City Council so that the ‘makers’ of this district tell us about their conception and success

Coffee break (provided)

Technical visit to the 22@ economic district Together, with experts, we will walk a part of the 22 @ and we will understand why not only it changed a depressed area of the city, but it also opened a new era of local economy


AFTERNOON
Talks and panel of experts: “Barcelona: World Capital of Urban Resilience” Experts will talk about sustainability in Barcelona and we will know the global urban resilience program

Coffee break (provided)

Area of Touristic Interest: The Surroundings of La Sagrada Familia (visit not guided but with material provided)


EVENING
Area of Touristic Interest: The Promenade and the Beach Highlights: El Puerto Viejo, La Barceloneta, the Paseo Marítimo, the Olympic Port, the Olympic Village and the sculpture of the Olympic Fish by Frank Gehry (visit not guided but with material provided)
MORNING
Talk and roundtable: “The Transformation Plan of the Barrio La Mina” In Barcelona, there are also slums. What was once the most problematic neighborhood in the city and the plan that has transformed it over two decades, told by its ‘makers’

Coffee break (provided)

Technical visit to La Mina neighborhood We’ll go through the most important parts of this neighborhood and the urban operations that have been transforming it over 20 years

AFTERNOON
Technical visit to the Besos River and the Forum 2004 of Barcelona Highlights: Besos riverbank and its water management projects, the Parc del Litoral, the Nautical Port of the Forum, the Parc del Forum and the Photovoltaic Pergola of the Forum

EVENING
Area of Touristic Interest: Montjuic and the Olympic Barcelona Highlights: The Olympic Park of 92, The Palau Sant Jordi, the Communications Tower, the exteriors of the Art Museum of Catalonia, the Avenida de la Reina María Cristina and the Plaza España (visit not guided but with material provided)
MORNING
Talks and panel of experts: “The Metropolitan Barcelona” Experts will talk about the metropolitan approach of the city and the most relevant issues on this scale: mobility, environment and physical projects

Coffee break (provided)

Technical visit to metropolitan projects Together with their ‘makers’ we will visit some of the most relevant projects at the metropolitan level and their influence on the social and economic development of the region


AFTERNOON
Visit to the Tibidabo Experience in a place with the best views of Barcelona

Coffee break (provided)

Roundtable and conclusions of the Barcelona Lab Lab conclusions and feedback