The concept of urban landscape extends the traditional idea of public space to incorporate those spaces in public ownership, as well as private spaces, insofar as they can be enjoyed by a wider public.For this reason, any public sector managers that limit themselves to intervening on public spaces alone will fail to do so as regards some of the essential elements that constitute the urban environment. The city is perceived through its landscape, but also through the way in which the population uses urban spaces. The essential point is not the mere existence of these spaces, but the way in which people relate to these spaces and make use of them. The urban landscape is perception and use. The Second International Congress on Urban Landscape, to be held in Barcelona between 12 and 14 June 2017, aims to respond to some of the essential questions formulated by cities that are committed to improving the urban environment by means of urban landscape management. It also aims to be a modest contribution to the implementation of the New Urban Agenda arising from the Habitat III Conference, which has recognized the urban landscape as a real facilitator of the socio-economic function of the city.We hope to see you at ICOUL Barcelona 2017!
One of the jewels of Modernist Barcelona, designed by the architect Josep Puig i Cadafalch.
The urban landscape as a new paradigm in sustainable urban development.