New Public Spaces and 21st Century Housing

This book, edited by José Fariña, examines the results from the investigation with the same name which came about thanks to the agreement between the Housing Ministry and the Polytechnic University in Madrid and its School of Architecture.

This study was called “Public space, the site for urban life” and is best understood as an assessment of design and public space throughout the years. Public space has many facets to be considered in city structure, such as urban patterns and their permanence, and at the same time its large capacity for change as it adapts to the society that construct and mould it. As these societies evolve in their way of life and incorporate new behaviour, most recently through the rapidly changing new technology, these changes demand a new form of understanding of the relationships that appear between them.