Participants will have the opportunity to acquire information on how the process of urban landscape management, which began in 1985, even before the expectation created by the nomination of Barcelona as the host city for the 1992 Olympic Games in
October 1986, has been undertaken. They will be able to see how it has worked and what results it has given the present-day Institute for the Urban Landscape and Quality of Life.
At the closing ceremony of the conference that had a Master Class by the architect Benedetta Tagliabue, the conference conclusions were read and the award ceremony "Barcelona és la gent" was given to the best project of the competition of good Practices convened by ICOUL 2017. ICOUL 2017 I consider as deserving of the distinction to the best practice in urban management the project of the Argentine City of Rosario: "Puentes, public art from here to there". The Secretary of Environment and Public Space of the City of Rosario, Marina Borgatello, received the award on behalf of Intendant Monica Fein. The Puentes project contemplates the intervention of artists and designers in the improvement of 10 Rosario bridges with their own designs submitted to a public vote. The selection of the prize, which values ​​the public policies and initiatives carried out from the city in its public spaces, was carried out by the Scientific Committee of the Congress, which recognized the proposal among those presented by
different cities of the world. It awards exemplary projects or actions in relation to the urban landscape, carried out by local governments and / or other public or private entities At the moment of receiving the distinction, Ms. Borgatello expressed with great joy: "We celebrate this award and this Congress as a great bridge, representing the possibility of connection and link with other experiences. It is an honor and a pride for the whole city to receive it, but it is also an incentive to continue working in the same direction. " Mayor Mónica Fein emphasized: "The fact of hierarchizing, improving and recovering our public spaces allows us to generate a more sustainable city, where thousands of Rosario people enjoy the great amount of green spaces and the Tender offer. In less than 30 years we have multiplied the amount of public space per inhabitant Rosario has, being today the city that gives more spaces to its citizens from all over Argentina, and we will continue on this path.
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