The Environmental Asset Resilience (EAR) Tool is a response to the pressing global challenge of environmental instability, particularly in urban areas. These areas face substantial costs associated with environmental problems and climate change. However, decision-making in addressing these issues is complicated by conflicting priorities, limited resources, and a lack of expertise. The EAR Project aims … Read more
IAAC’s Master in City & Technology (1 or 2-year program) is a unique program oriented towards redefining the analysis, planning, and design of twenty-first-century cities and beyond. The program offers expertise in the design of digitally enhanced, ecological and human-centered urban environments by intersecting the disciplines of urbanism and data science. Taking place in Barcelona, the capital of urbanism, the Master in City & Technology is training the professionals that city administrations, governments, industries, and communities need, to transform the urban environment in the era of big data.
Challenges The projection by UNICEF indicating that 60% of the global child population will reside in urban areas by 2025 demands a critical reevaluation of our cities’ readiness for such a transformation. This shift presents unprecedented challenges and opportunities. By examining the fundamental challenges faced by urban childhood today, it becomes evident that the significant … Read more
TO RE-CONNECT AND RE-FRAME THE USE OF URBAN VOIDS “Beirut is among the many post-conflict cities grappling with dynamic and unsettled social, economic, and geographical dynamics.” “This thesis delves into the expansive realm of urban development within such cities, with a specific focus on the challenges of planning and innovative policy approaches.” “ Beirut’s urban … Read more
Alejandro Aravena, renowned for his role in facilitating the recovery of a city struck by an earthquake and a tsunami, asserts that Participatory design transcends mere inclusivity and offers enhanced efficiency. Despite recognizing the significance of public participation in urban planning, we delve into the persisting factors that hinder its optimal efficiency. Conventional methods may … Read more
ABSTRACT With a focus on Spain, this study explores the potential of urban-ecological corridors and bio-cultural landscapes in enhancing wildfire resilience and reversing biodiversity loss in the Mediterranean region. It proposes a 4-dimensional urban-ecological living strategy that integrates burnt areas, ecological connectivity, and sustainable agriculture for improved adaptive resilience. The study employs a multidisciplinary approach, … Read more