Vicente Guallart

The Self Sufficient City

Co-sponsored by MIT Center for Bits and Atoms

"Internet has changed our lives but it hasn't changed our cities, yet "

The Self-sufficient City outlines a blueprint for the world to come, a world built around cities and their renewed capabilities to became productive again. His new book relies on ideas and projects for transforming the urban habitat, based on the principles of local self-sufficiency and global connectivity.

Vicente Guallart

Vicente Guallart is chief architect of Barcelona City Council with the
responsibility of developing the strategic vision of the
transformation of the city and its major development projects. It was
also the first manager of Urban Habitat, a new department encompassing
the areas of urban planning, housing, environment, infrastructures and
information technologies.

Previously he founded the Institute of Advanced Architecture of
Catalonia (IAAC) where he led projects such as Media House porject
(with MIT's CBA), HyperCatalunya, or the Fab Lab House. His
professional office, Guallart Architects has developed projects such
as the ports of Fugee and Keelung in Taiwan, the Sociopolis
neighborhood in Valencia or Gandia Sharing Blocks. He is the author of
books like Geologics or The Self Sufficient City. His work has been
exhibited at the Biennale of Venezia, MOMA or AIA in Washington.

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