The Future City: Tools for Urban Transformation

Climate change is one of the most important challenges 21st century society has to face, and it is essential that we all take responsibility for it and that no one is left out. It is necessary to promote social actions and incorporate important changes in public policy with the aim of mitigating pollutant emissions and implementing measures to adapt to their effects, which are already inevitable today. At the same time, there is a need to work hard on information, communication and education, so that society can act knowingly and be aware of the need and urgency of implementing these changes. In this sense, the Open Centre of Architecture organises open and transversal debates with the aim of making a tour of the causes and demands of the climate challenge, reflecting on the necessary change of production and energy model, and making a final reflection about the territory and the city. In the last session of the Climate Challenge cycle on: 'The Future City: Tools for Urban Transformation' with Pablo Martínez, architect and urban planner co-founder of 300.000 Km/s studio and professor at the EPDL of Lausanne; Verónica Sánchez Carrera, architect, expert in emergency architecture for infectious diseases and founder of the studio n’UNDO and Elena Albareda, architect expert in ecological urbanism, landscape ecology and sustainable land management, and associate professor at the UPC. Moderator: Albert Cuchí, architect, expert in sustainability and the environment, president of the AUS.