TEDxBarcelonaSalon - urban vitality

About this event :

When designing cities, many aspects are taken into account. Are you also thinking about the “vitality” of the city, the mobility of citizens, the interactions citizens can have with each other, the activities they can do, etc.? Jane Jacobs was the first person to define the term urban vitality. She also gave recommendations on how to design a city to make it more “vital”. But since then much has changed. Our speaker, Irene Gomez Varo applied this concept to today’s needs and to Barcelona. In her talk she will present her results and recommendations.

Irene Gomez Varo holds a degree in Sociology (University of Barcelona) and a Master’s degree in Territorial Population Studies (Autonomous University of Barcelona). She is also a researcher in the Mobility, Transport and Territory Studies Group (GEMOTT) of the Department of Geography at the Autonomous University of Barcelona. Her lines of research focus on Jane Jacobs’ ideas of urban vitality, public space and quality of life, mobility with a gender perspective and the city of care. Irene Gomez Varo

Photos of the event

The talk

Streaming of the event

19:00 Welcome
19:05 The urban vitality of Barcelona
19:25 Debate among all attendees
20:30 Networking
21:00 End of the event

The event took place in the auditorium of our sponsor, Casa Seat at Paseo de Gracia 109 (corner of Diagonal). Health regulations have been respected, in order to maintain the necessary distance the capacity was limited.

About TEDxBarcelonaSalon:
At our TEDxBarcelonaSalon events we foster networking, dialog and the discussion among all members of TEDxBarcelona. In order to achieve this we meet once a month and listen to an interesting talk. After watching the talk we discuss about the presented subject. Here the list of past Salon events.

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