Poblenou's intense development has been a result of the urban project 22@Barcelona (2000); which revitalized urban morphology and the area's previous economic downturn, during period 2000-2013. This article analyzes how the industrial heritage remaining in Poblenou becomes a competitive element of the project Barcelona city of knowledge, where civil society forced the public sector to introduce policies to protect this heritage for the cultural construction of the city. The structural question is to analyze how the industrial heritage was produced, how it was consumed, and which agents were involved in both processes. In addition, the focus of this paper would be to study how heritage becomes a basic element of the process of economic revitalization, of symbolic projection and of urban compactness in the Poblenou-22@Barcelona. In that, there remains an unanswered question which is the focus of this paper of whether this process represents a New Barcelona Model. The economic cluster's political approach in this area represents an innovative strategy for the urban, economic and social transformation of the whole City of Barcelona.
|Translated title of the contribution||Industrial heritage, economic revitalization and urban compactness in Poblenou-22@Barcelona. A new Barcelona model?|
|Pages (from-to)||9-35 and 493-497|
|Journal||Boletin de la Asociacion de Geografos Espanoles|
|Publication status||Published - 2015|