ACTIVE CITY

Activity Beyond Barriers

CITY AND PUBLIC SPACE

The city is its people. It is the people it houses and the people it bears on its streets and infrastructure. People move within the city and its public spaces, venues of social interaction and economic exchange, which are the predominant activities that constitute cities. The city must be able to host and accept all of this movement and exchange within and around its public spaces, so that it can offer people the opportunity of being more active and socially engaged. It must truly offer the possibility of limitless exploration of public space and the opportunities it affords. For this to be, the city has to be equiped with adequate infrastructure for people to use and move around its clusters of social and retail spaces. The ever increasing size of cities also means that transportation infrastructure is increasingly essential for the mobility of city citizens. It…

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About Katerina

Katerina Skroumpelou is an architectural engineer, and currently a PhD candidate at the School of Electrical and Computer Engineering at National Technical University of Athens, Greece. She holds an MRes title on Advanced Spatial Analysis and Visualisation, that she acquired from the Centre for Advanced Spatial Analysis of UCL. Her research interests revolve around the concepts of the Internet of Things, the future of cities and the technological and social aspects that arise. Katerina is a front-end developer at Upstream. In the past, she worked as a web developer at the National Centre for Scientific Research "Demokritos". Before diving into web development, she studied Architectural Engineering and she holds an MRes title on Advanced Spatial Analysis and Visualisation, that she acquired from the Centre for Advanced Spatial Analysis of UCL. She also took a number of post-graduate courses at the School of Electrical and Computer Engineering of NTUA. She is indigenous to the internet, and she loves web development. So much that she does not understand the distinction between work and life sometimes. Or so her friends say. She lives with her Maine Coon in Athens, Greece.

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