Barcelona Regional (English edition)
Past, Present, Future.
Barcelona Regional Agency
It explains the urban development of Barcelona and its metropolitan environment through the trajectory of the Barcelona Regional Agency; as well as a reflection on the ring roads of Barcelona and its surrounding territory.
This publication wants to be much more than an institutional memory of the works that Barcelona Regional has developed in the last 25 years. It is a double publication with a unique design that wants to emphasize the role of the agency as an instrument of discussion and innovation for the City Council and the Metropolitan Area of Barcelona. The publication is divided into two volumes that are integrated into a single box.
The first volume, Barcelona Regional, past and present, focuses on the people who have directed and worked at the agency, and the most emblematic projects that they have developed during these 25 years. Mayors of Barcelona, directors and workers relate the close relationship of Barcelona Regional with the transformations of the metropolis, and how the agency has been able to adapt, incorporating multiple methodological innovations in the ways of thinking and doing the city.
The second volume, Ring roads Barcelona, present and future, wants to be an open reflection on the future of the metropolitan cities, using the case study of the ring roads of Barcelona to rethink their impacts as a territorial border. It is a statement of the multiple perspectives of future challenges that open up to the shared discussion of Barcelona Regional with other agents, such as universities, external professionals and even with the subjective views of citizens who tell us about their “intimate” relationship with an urban freeway that, as such, has the days (or rather the years) numbered.
Author: Barcelona Regional Agency
Size: 16,5 x 21 x 5,5 cm / 6.5 x 8.25 x 2,15 in. (box)
Cover: Slipcase, comprising two volumes (Softcover)
Pages: Total: 528 pages. 272 (vol.#1); 256 (vol.#2)
Publication date: October 2019
Published by: Barcelona Regional, Ajuntament de Barcelona.
ISBN: English 978-84-9156-206-1
Price: $39.95 / €30 / £30