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The Connection_ project aims to create a network of cultural connections between cities as a means of spreading the values of urbanism and architecture. A series of architecture exhibitions are the focus of this project, which also offers other events such as conferences and meetings between universities; intended to create synergies between the professional architects involved. Barcelona has become a brand recognized worldwide, of which more disciplines have contributed to the recognition of the city popping architecture and urbanism. One of the main elements of the 'Barcelona Model' is the quality of residential buildings. Currently a younger generation of architects has been able to address the issue of new housing programs responding to the new social demands and urban areas. The Connection_Export Barcelona project tracks new types and new ways to integrate social housing and urban public space, creating new synergies for urban real estate that, during the boom years, had been abandoned.
Persistent trends in overweight and obesity have resulted in a rapid research effort focused on built environment, physical activity, and overweight. Much of the focus of this research has been on the design and form of suburbs. It suggests that several features of the suburban built environment such as low densities, poor street connectivity and the lack of sidewalks are associated with ...