Madrid is the latest city to take part in the Reinventing Cities international contest, the goal of which is to recover abandoned spaces in cities and to develop innovative urban projects, focusing on decarbonization, urban resilience, job creation and to generate new spaces of urban activity.
The contest in Madrid focuses on several areas; two plots in the Vicálvaro and Villaverde districts, and two buildings: the Orcasur municipal market in Usera district, and a building and a plot on the Vallecas Campus of the Universidad Politécnica de Madrid (UPM).
Venue: La Nave, Calle Cifuentes, 5, 28021 Madrid, Spain
Time: 09:00 – 18:30
Meet Up Madrid is organised to promote the meeting between companies from different sectors in order to facilitate the formation of teams for bidding: architects and urban designers, investors and managers of innovative activities.
The event is for people with possible project ideas who are looking for partners to take their innovations to the next step. You will be able to discuss your ideas C40 and Madrid City Council. We will provide you with a directory of participating companies in order to schedule meetings with any you are interested in.
You will also have the opportunity to contact potential investors, or innovation activity managers, who can facilitate the financing of your project, or develop your idea.
C40’s Reinventing Cities initiative has already identified a significant number of underutilized spaces to redevelop, including several empty plots and abandoned buildings, a former airport, historical mansions, underused car parks, and an abandoned incinerator and landfill.
Through this competition, C40 and these cities invite architects, urban planners, designers, developers, entrepreneurs, environmentalists, neighbourhood collectives, innovators and artists to collaborate and compete for the opportunity to transform these sites into new beacons of sustainability and resiliency.
The competition will serve as a model for cities around the world, demonstrating how the alliance between cities and business can shape the future delivering healthier, greener and economically viable urban development.