The network construction of the “public city”. @22Barcelona: a smart neighbourhood in a Smart City

Laura Ricci, Carmela Mariano


The metropolitanisation process that affects the contemporary city, climate change, the depletion of ecological and energy sources all demand a unified, integrated and interscalar public government strategy that makes urban regeneration and the restoration of territorial balance its priorities. Such a strategy has been the benchmark for drafting the 12 priority themes of the Urban Agenda for the EU and policies that aim to promote the smart sustainability and efficiency of cities. In this framework, the @22Barcelona project in Barcelona, presented in this paper, represents an emblematic example selected from the case studies of the “Mediterranean Europe: Strategies of urban and metropolitan rebalancing and the construction of the public city” research project (2016). 


Public city; Networks; Urban regeneration; Innovation; Environmental sustainability

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