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Barcelona: Housing crisis and urban activism

Larsen, Henrik Gutzon LU (2020) p.74-93
Abstract
Co-housing is an emerging housing form in Spain, where many pioneering initiatives are found in Catalonia and the Barcelona area. Using the La Borda project as a recurring illustration, but also drawing on other examples and developments, the chapter seeks to contextualize this nascent but noticeable interest in co-housing in and around Barcelona. Starting at the scale of the crisis-ridden Spanish housing system, the chapter gradually zooms in on co-housing at the scale of Catalonia, Barcelona, neighbourhoods and, eventually, the La Borda project. While still embryonic, co-housing activism in the Barcelona area is generally characterized by a high degree of urban-political commitment and organization, and the chapter suggests that emerging... (More)
Co-housing is an emerging housing form in Spain, where many pioneering initiatives are found in Catalonia and the Barcelona area. Using the La Borda project as a recurring illustration, but also drawing on other examples and developments, the chapter seeks to contextualize this nascent but noticeable interest in co-housing in and around Barcelona. Starting at the scale of the crisis-ridden Spanish housing system, the chapter gradually zooms in on co-housing at the scale of Catalonia, Barcelona, neighbourhoods and, eventually, the La Borda project. While still embryonic, co-housing activism in the Barcelona area is generally characterized by a high degree of urban-political commitment and organization, and the chapter suggests that emerging experiences in Barcelona can serve as inspiration for those who want co-housing to evolve into a more sustainable housing form. (Less)
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Contemporary Co-housing in Europe : Towards Sustainable Cities? - Towards Sustainable Cities?
editor
Hagbert, Pernilla ; Larsen, Henrik Gutzon ; Thörn, Håkan ; Wasshede, Cathrin ; ; ; and
pages
74 - 93
publisher
Routledge
ISBN
978-1-138-32591-3
978-0-429-45017-4
DOI
10.4324/9780429450174-5
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Cohousing and sustainable urban development: cases from Denmark, Germany, Spain and Sweden
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English
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yes
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5e478ecc-b0f6-4162-a244-557f43f1d746
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2019-11-19 23:08:56
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  author       = {Larsen, Henrik Gutzon},
  booktitle    = {Contemporary Co-housing in Europe : Towards Sustainable Cities?},
  editor       = {Hagbert, Pernilla and Larsen, Henrik Gutzon and Thörn, Håkan and Wasshede, Cathrin},
  isbn         = {978-1-138-32591-3},
  language     = {eng},
  pages        = {74--93},
  publisher    = {Routledge},
  title        = {Barcelona: Housing crisis and urban activism},
  url          = {http://dx.doi.org/10.4324/9780429450174-5},
  doi          = {10.4324/9780429450174-5},
  year         = {2020},
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