Transform Kansas City is an initiative which aims to encourage discussion about the opportunities of rail transit and facilitate input in the development of a more sustainable built environment. One way they are achieving this is through a call for ideas, asking people to submit their ideas for how rail transit can be used to change the city for the better. Inspired by this project, we’ve decided to host our next #citytalk tweetchat on the topic of ‘transforming cities with transit’.
The urban transformation of Barcelona, while accelerated by the hosting of the Olympic Games, began more than a decade before 1992, as a new democracy dawned on a once lesser known Spanish city. Here is a brief look at the journey of the now iconic Olympic city.
Watch a 3 minute “time-lapse” of Barcelona’s urban and physical transformation before the 1992 Olympic Games.