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 so-called city of knowledge, where civil society forced the public sector to introduce policies to protect this heritage for the construction of the cultural 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 the paper is to study how heritage becomes a basic element of the process of economic revitalization, of symbolic projection and of urban compactness in the urban project Poblenou-22@Barcelona. Economic cluster policy in the area represents an innovative strategy for the urban, economic and social transformation of the whole city of Barcelona.
|Original language||American English|
|Journal||Boletín de la Asociación de Geógrafos Españoles|
|Publication status||Published - 2015|