Hi Boston! Cerdà arrives to the United States

The General Theory of Urbanisation will be presented at Harvard Graduate School of Design tomorrow April 4th.

On the occasion of the 150th anniversary of the publication of the General Theory of Urbanization by Ildefons Cerdà, the Institute for Advanced Architecture of Catalonia (IAAC) has promoted the first translation into English (Volume 1) and the development of an interactive platform to visualize the Big Data from this essential work, this last one in collaboration with 300.000 Km/s (Volume 2).

The project will be presented at Harvard Graduate School of Design tomorrow, April 4th, in the event 150 Years of Urbanization, The Science of Making Cities.This event brings together the editor of the book, Vicente Guallart, in conversation with Harvard GSD professors Joan Busquets, Neil Brenner and Charles Waldheim. It includes a presentation of the book and the digital platform of urbanization.org (also developed in collaboration with 300.000 Km/s) as well as a conversation about the important work from Cerdá.

The event is organized by Daniel Ibañez together with Spain GSD and Harvard Spain and supported by Real Colegio Complutense at Harvard, the Harvard GSD Urban Theory Lab, the Harvard GSD Office for Urbanization and the MDES Urbanism, Landscape and Ecology program.

IAAC and Actar Publishers have developed the book in partnership with prestigious institutions such as Diputació de Barcelona, Incasol, CCCB and the collaboration of Bloomberg Philanthropies.

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