The city under discussion. Lisbon
In recent years, Lisbon has undergone a profound transformation. The melancholy and delicate decadence that identified the Atlantic capital for decades is now a thing of the past. The recuperation of the Chiado neighbourhood and riverfront have rejuvenated Lisbon and restored its former prominence in Europe. However, the urban planning renovation has also unleashed a property boom associated with global tourism. Gentrification that expels local residents from the city centre.
Lisbon is the focus for the first session of The city under discussion, a dialogue between architecture and thought, between the physical city and the one we live in. The totality of all the conversations will offer a particular vision of the contemporary urban condition.