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Geographies of Innovation in the metropolitan area of Barcelona

Classification of innovative fabrics

Can urban fabric foster innovation? This research developed in the metropolitan area of Barcelona demonstrates the correlation between urban fabric and the emergence of innovation economy. Innovation is more urban than ever. Cities and metros around the world are experiencing

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ODI guest post


ODI Associates Mar Santamaria Varas and Pablo Martinez Diez have just published ‘Guest post: How can gathering data help curb social exclusion?‘. Based on the experience of Open Papers, the article discuss how analogue-to-digital tools can improve large-scale data collection

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Commercial centralities in the Metropolitan Area of Barcelona


The Atlas of the Commercial Centralities in the AMB (to be released) aims to analyse the distribution of commercial activities in the metropolitan of Barcelona. We have updated cartographic databases containing the location of more than 300.000 registers. We have

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The Digital Divide in the city of Barcelona


Access to knowledge and information has changed radically in the last 20 years. The universal nature, speed and hyper-connectivity of the new Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs) have transformed our way of thinking, living and communicating with our environment. The

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Open Papers shortlisted for the ODI Awards


Delighted to be shortlisted for the Open Data Institute Awards in the category of Innovation with Open Papers! Open Papers deals with mapping homelessness via collective/crowsourced data collection. The awards will be held on 1 November 2016 at the BFI

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Cityvis Award


In the lead-up to the UN conference Habitat III, the open call Visualizing Cities requested submissions of the best city visualizations conceived by designers, researchers and practitioners around the world. The entries were carefully reviewed by an international program committee

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Ajac X Prize


The Catalan Association of Young Architects (AJAC-COAC) awards prizes to Geographies of Innovation and the Historic Charter of Barcelona. The biennial X AJAC Awards for Young Architects (20th Aniversary edition) have been awarded last week. The Catalan Association of Young Architects

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Ciudad Invisible at CentroCentro Madrid


If you happen to be in Madrid next Thursday 13 October 2016, join us for the opening of the exhibition ‘Ciudad Invisible‘ at CentroCentro. We will be also celebrating the six nominations to the UN Habitat III Cityvis Awards and the

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Elisabet Palma Gibert, Urban Planner


Elisabet is an architect (University of Girona) and urban analyst with an MSc in Smart Cities and Urban Analytics at the Bartlett Centre for Advanced Spatial Analysis of University College London (2016). At 300.000 Km/s, she coordinates data analysis and

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Open Papers


In the context of the Open Data revolution, we are experiencing a Data Divide affecting the most vulnerable segments of society. Today, extreme poverty is a question still to be digitised in almost every city in the world. As people

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