Magazine

A letter from a XVIII-century philosopher to La Marina de València

Yes, there may be a match between philosophy and urban planning which brings a new perspective to the transition of already existing spaces. Since design thinking and placemaking processes benefit…

Krzysztof Biliński

Reading time: 2 min

SUREM LA MARINA: PITCHING FRESH IDEAS FOR THE HARBOR

At Consorcio Valencia 2007 (CV07), La Marina Living Lab carries many definitions: an experimental ecosystem, an urban laboratory, an open process for urban innovation, but the organising principle is the…

Dima Yankova Marta P. Coll

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InvisibleCity: FOSTERING PARTICIPATION IN THE DIGITAL AGE

The launching of La Marina Living Lab has inspired the adoption of an innovative online application for citizen engagement. The app, called InvisibleCity, was originally created and piloted by Western Sydney University…

Dima Yankova Marta P. Coll

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INSPIRING A NEW WAVE OF PLACE-LED INNOVATION HUBS

The evolution from closed to open innovation has inspired a shift in the way innovation districts are understood, built and managed. The Bass Initiative on Innovation and Placemaking is a…

Dima Yankova Marta P. Coll

Reading time: 4 min

DE CEUVEL: AN EXCEPTIONAL EXAMPLE OF PUBLIC SPACE THAT FOSTERS INNOVATION

De Ceuvel is one of the most innovative urban developments in Europe. It is a unique workplace in Amsterdam as well as a public space that is accessible to all….

Sally Dixon

Wet socks in Spain

On 14th November I flew from Amsterdam to Valencia to join La Marina de Valencia seminar. I was really looking forward to going but so far things were not turning…

Philippa Collin

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PUBLIC SPACE IN DIFFERENT CONTEXTS

The overall living lab experience was very fruitful and rich with placemakers from all over the world, academics and practioners. The topics of discussion covered everything – every lecture, every…

Heba Elhanafy

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REFLECTIONS ABOUT LA MARINA DE VALENCIA LIVING LAB METHODOLOGY

The challenge of writing a manifesto for innovation in public space at La Marina de Valencia Living Lab was seemingly impossible at a first glance. Writing normative statements about something…

Carolina Neto Henriques

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SERENDIPITY AND LIVING LABS

When I think of public spaces each has its own qualities that generate different spontaneous or organised uses. I’m thinking of a tree filled park near where I live with…

Gareth Priday

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SEARCHING FOR THE RIGHT WAY TO MAKE A PLACE

There’s two types of journeys: the ones where you hold a map and follow a predefined route, and the ones where you have a compass in your hand and navigate….

Miguel Tito Malone

Reading time: 3 min

OPENING NEW CHANNELS OF COMMUNICATION. LA MARINA´S INSIGHT COMMUNITY

In the digital age, taking advantage of online tools to foster citizen engagement has become a strategic imperative, but requesting feedback in a one-way stream of communication is not sufficient….

Dima Yankova Marta P. Coll

Reading time: 3 min

Placemaking Week Europe 2019

Placemaking Week Europe 2019 is Europe’s biggest conference and festival celebrating the impact of placemaking on the urban fabric. Approximately 400 placemakers, a diverse mixture of professionals working on creating a better public space and city at eye level, will meet in Valencia from June 12th-15th.
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