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Revolución urbana y derechos ciudadanos. Conclusiones.

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Jordi Borja. Director del área de Gestión de la Ciudad y Urbanismo. Doctor en Geografía e Historia por la Universidad de Barcelona y Geógrafo urbanista por la Université de Paris-Sorbonne. Ha ocupado cargos directivos en el Ayuntamiento de Barcelona y participado en la elaboración de planes y proyectos de desarrollo urbano de varias ciudades europeas y latinoamericanas. | Más artículos en este blog

Este artículo reúne en un sólo enlace toda la serie de artículos en los que Jordi Borja aborda las conclusiones generales de su libro Revolución urbana y derechos ciudadanos, Alianza Editorial, 2013.

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"I don’t want to be interesting. I want to be good."

Happy Birthday Ludwig Mies van der Rohe!

"Ludwig Mies van der Rohe (1886-1969), a German-born architect and educator, is widely acknowledged as one of the 20th century’s greatest architects. By emphasizing open space and revealing the industrial materials used in construction, he helped define modern architecture.

Our built environment is meant to be lived in. Mies’ buildings, beyond merely affecting our lives, endow them with greater significance and beauty. His buildings radiate the confidence, rationality, and elegance of their creator and, free of ornamentation and excess, confess the essential elements of our lives. In our time, where there is no limit to excess, Mies’ reductionist approach is as pertinent as ever. As we reduce the distractions and focus on the essential elements of our environment and ourselves, we find they are great, intricate, and beautiful. Less is more.” [via]

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