Ideas, strategies and projects that give rise to pilot projects. They tackle the challenges raised by the stakeholders involved and which are found in particular places in Barcelona or Medellín.
Home sharing is taking in visitors in the place where you usually live, the space where you live your life. The new technologies have broadened the ambit of relationships associated with the home, extending it beyond the private sphere and connecting people at a local and an international level. This type of accommodation fosters sustainable tourism, provides an opportunity for visitors to integrate into the community and distributes the economic benefit more widely.
A right to dignified accommodation is the fourth cornerstone of a state of well-being. Having accommodation in proper condition must become a basic right, given its key role in improving the quality of life of the city's residents. The current economic situation has highlighted the need for applying a social approach to housing policies, to dampen the effects of the crisis on the more vulnerable among our fellow citizens.
Barcelona Links features the endeavours and conclusions of 24 workshops held at the School of Architecture. The task was concentrated in seven major areas of urban discontinuity, a diagnosis was arrived at and alternatives produced that revealed previously unidentified opportunities for improvement and development. The issue of links is a vital and pressing issue in metropolitan Barcelona because our territory, despite being a rich, diverse and powerful mosaic, is also a piecemeal assortment of barriers. A new political awareness will have to emerge sooner or later to enable a solution to these barriers to be formulated with exactitude, legitimacy and a successful outcome.
The Recetas Urbanas – Santiago Cirujeda studio has worked on problems associated with access to housing and looked for solutions that challenge the laws currently in force and the ways of building housing. I want a home looks back at the demands and achievements in housing over the 14 years Recetas Urbanas has been working in this field.