The Built City: from Urban Planning to the Citizen Process


What do we mean by The Built City? The temporary city, the spontaneous city, the city that decreases, the city after abandonment, the vacant city, the city of the meantime, the city in transition, the improvised city, the adaptable city, the retired city, the arrhythmic city, the intermediate city. All these names try to delimit the same reality: the city of the present. We offer you the possibility of accompanying us in what we consider to be a fundamental shift in the way of making the city, from the orthodox urban plan to the innovative citizen process. Throughout these pages you will find a theoretical framework, open with questions, but contrasted with five applications in the territory.

David Estal Herrero (Valencia, 1979) is an architect. Ramon Marrades Sempere (Valencia, 1986) is an urban economist. Chema Segovia Collado (La Línea, 1982) is an architect. The three of them work together on proposals related to the concept of the built city from L’Ambaixada, a studio at the foot of the Carme district. With the aim of promoting the dissemination of these ideas, they collaborate regularly with, Econcult and Aula Ciutat (UV-UPV).

Book Data de publicació 2014 City Barcelona Editors Fundació Nexe ISBN 978–84–940877–7–6