(Article of periodic en Anglais - 2013)

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Technifying public space and publicizing infrastructures : exploring new urban political ecologies through the square of General Vara del Rey

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The article explores new ways of integrating technology, nature and infrastructures into urban public spaces. It is done through a case study, the design of this square of Madrid, which is offered here as a model to explore a novel urban political ecology. Through the double movement of ‘the technification of public space’ and ‘the publicization of infrastructures’, the square aims to rethink the political ecology of urban public spaces. The transformation of infrastructures into fully visible, public and political agents provides a useful model to address the growing proliferation of infrastructural and technological elements onto contemporary urban surfaces and to open up the possibility of new forms of civic participation and engagement.


Article of periodic

published at : International journal of urban and regional research / ISSN 0309-1317

Editor : Blackwell, Oxford ; Blackwell, Cambridge, MA - ROYAUME-UNI (1977)

Millesime : 2013, vol. 37, no3 [pp. 1035-1052]

Bibliographic references : 2 p.

Collation : 4 fig.



INIST-CNRS, Cote INIST : 22290

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