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Immigration and Urban Landscape Perception: Why Landscape Matters in the Process of Minorities’ Integration

Friday, December 6, 2019 at 12:15pm

Uris Hall, G08
Central Campus

Immigration and Urban Landscape Perception:
Why Landscape Matters in the Process of Minorities’ Integration

In the context of Immigration in a Global Age and the raising claim of the « Right to the city», Urban Landscape matters. Inadequate migration policies deepen the breach between hosting societies and migrants, while the lack of public policies on Urban Landscapes, disconnect city growth from livability. We consider that the landscape is the appropriate frame to redefine and represent the Common Good and champion the shared values of our territories. Thus, action is needed to elaborate new inclusive visions for the urban landscape echoing the aims of the local’s perceptions for quality of life, ensuring inclusion of all residents, even temporary ones. 

Marina Cervera Alonso de Medina
Architect & Landscape Architect
Luigi Einaudi Chair Visiting Scholar,

Institute for European Studies,
Cornell University

Adjunct lecturer of the Department of Urbanism and Regional Planning UPC-Barcelona Tech. She is the founder of her own Landscape and Urbanism Studio in BarcelonaExecutive Director of the Barcelona International Biennial of Landscape Architecture and the Coordinator of the Landscape Architecture Office at the Architects’ Association of Catalonia (COAC). Elected Chair of Professional Practice and Policies of the International Federation of Landscape Architects (IFLA).

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Mario Einaudi Center for International Studies, Architecture, Landscape Architecture, Labor Economics, Institute for European Studies


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