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Miguel Torres García

Miguel Torres García

Architect MSc in Spatial Planning PhD in Human Geography

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The public paths network in Spain constitutes state property in the public domain which is endangered by disappearance or misappropriation. This exploratory article asks how this situation has an impact on the right to the landscape. We provide an overview of the situation of public paths in Spain, as well as examples from six case studies, which r...
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https://www.routledge.com/The-Routledge-Handbook-of-Henri-Lefebvre-The-City-and-Urban-Society-1st/Leary-Owhin-McCarthy/p/book/9781138290051 'This book is proposed at a propitious moment for three reasons. Firstly, the recent explosion of Lefebvrian inspired production of space research. Secondly, the implosion of right to the city (RTC) struggles c...
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En este texto hago un recorrido por la historia de la alameda de Hércules desde antes de su formalización como espacio urbanizado en 1574 hasta su más reciente renovación. Por ser desde sus orígenes un espacio excepcional dentro de la ciudad de Sevilla, en su evolución se han alternado períodos de decadencia, abandono y, en contraste, otros en los...
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http://urban-geography.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2018/05/Jones-On-South-Bank-reviewed-by-Miguel-Torres.pdf In On South Bank, Jones relies on ethnographic methods in order to characterise the multiple paths along which users and stakeholders give shape to urban space. London’s South Bank, an area that, since the 1950s, has evolved as a place of lei...
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Practice theory has lately taken a turn towards modelling the evolution of practices, which appear situated at the centre of the study of social action. I argue in this paper, following previous criticisms, that such centrality can be revised in order to better incorporate elements of agency and normativity, which are much determinant of the emerge...
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La Alameda de Hércules de Sevilla es un espacio ampliamente estudiado gracias a la relativa riqueza de fuentes históricas. En trabajos previos he acometido la revisión crítica de esta historiografía , con especial énfasis en el enfoque interpretativo, en generar una narrativa completa y en arrojar luz sobre los periodos menos estudiados. Esta comun...
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Recent years have seen a growing interest in undetermined and unqualified urban spaces. Understanding cities as spaces for encounter, conflict and otherness, this book argues that this indeterminacy is not marginal but a key characteristic of urban space, and degrees of liberty foster change, creativity, and political action. The urban void is a co...
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A recent article in this journal examines the process of urbanization in Spain, and although the authors consider some of the cultural underpinnings of such evolution, their focus favors political and economic factors. The impact of cultural factors on the evolution of urban spatial patterns cannot be overlooked. In this article, I undertake a revi...
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RESUMEN Los ruedos agrícolas de la Sierra de Huelva son parte de un sistema agrario vernáculo heredado de una economía aislada de subsistencia. Poseedores de unas cualidades materiales e inmateriales específicas, su supervivencia peligra debido a la crisis del modelo agrícola tradicional. Este artículo describe los estudios previos a un futuro Plan...
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Landscape biographies: geographical, historical, and archaeological perspectives on the production and transmission of landscapes, edited by Jan Kolen, Hans Renes and Rita Hermans, Amsterdam, Amsterdam University Press, 2015, 437 pp., US$124.00 (hardback), ISBN 978-9-0896-4472-5 Landscape biographies provides a kaleidoscopic view of the possibiliti...
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This paper responds to the need for a greater integration of energy and environment themes in the higher education curriculum. We explore the practical implications of empowering students towards the implementation of individual action research projects focused on investigating and addressing insufficient or wasteful energy consumption among househ...
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This paper sets out more plausible a hypothesis than those formulated to the moment regarding the early development of the urban tissue enclosed amidst Seville’s streets Feria, Castelar, Pasaje Morgado, Perís Mencheta and the Alameda de Hércules. It is grounded on a historical approach, supported by archaelogical, topographic and geological data in...
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This paper sets out more plausible a hypothesis than those formulated to the moment regarding the early development of the urban tissue enclosed amidst Seville’s streets Feria, Castelar, Pasaje Morgado, Perís Mencheta and the Alameda de Hércules. It is grounded on a historical approach, supported by archaelogical, topographic and geological data in...

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El objetivo principal del proyecto es comprender, documentar y difundir lo que supone el cierre y usurpación de los caminos públicos. En colaboración con la Plataforma Ibérica por los Caminos Públicos y gracias a la financiación del Landscape Research group, hemos puesto en marcha un trabajo sobre las consecuencias que la desaparición, usurpación o degradación de los caminos públicos y vías pecuarias tiene para el ejercicio de la ciudadanía al acceso al paisaje.