City Ideas (Ideas de Ciudad) - Miriam García


City Ideas (Ideas de Ciudad) is a laboratory for research, dissemination and debate on the spatial and social transformations of the contemporary city. The aim is to create a city laboratory, an open research platform geared towards exploring the future of cities as spaces for culture and the generation of new social, technological and innovation paradigms.

Miriam García García presents the third online conference. Looking back to the sanitary problems of the 18th century and the dawn of urban planning, Miriam García reflects on the transformations of the contemporary city, where objectives were focused on a staggering consumption of land and resources, which has brought us to a state of unprecedented crisis that we must address immediately by means of city sciences.


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City Ideas is an online project of communication, reflection and debate on how the metropolises are changing and their vision of the future. The participants will include architects, urban planners, sociologists, economists and artists, among other professionals. The project explores how the city has changed in recent years, but it is also an invitation to think collectively about the future of cities: a kaleidoscopic and multidisciplinary view from the perspectives of culture, sociology and technology, sharing knowledge and the attraction of intelligence.

The programme will include monthly presentations by national and international experts from different fields of knowledge in which the following topics will be discussed:

- Mobility, Health and Air Quality

- The City of Care

- Domestic Habitat - Public Habitat

- Cultural Renewal

- Innovation

- Urban Ecology




Winy Maas

MVRDV Founding Partner/Principal Architect and Urban Planner. The Why Factory Director ( Delft University of Technology)

The Art of Urbanism. 27 January


Olga Subirós

Architect, curator of the project Air/Aria/Aire for the 2021 Venice Architecture Biennale

Radical Air. 24 February


Miriam García García

PhD in Architecture, Landscape Architect, Urban Planner, Founder and Director of LAND LAB

Eco-Resilient Cities. March


Marina Otero

Architect, Director of Research at Het Nieuwe Instituut, Rotterdam

Architecture Political Practice. 21 April


Izaskun Chinchilla

PhD in Architecture, Professor of Architectural Practice at The Barlett School of Architecture

Caring Cities. 26 May


Miguel Álvarez

Engineer, Head of Mobility Institute Berlin in Spain

The New Mobility. 23 June


Javier Peña

Architect, Director at Concentrico, International Architecture and Design Festival

The Emotional Cities. 21 July


Anna Puigjaner

PhD architect, researcher and editor. Co-founder of MAIO. Winner of the 2016 Harvar University Wheelwright Prize 


Private Space. 22 September