[30.11.2011] Vicente Guallart y Neil Gershenfeld sobre Fab Labs en el Smart City World Congress, Barcelona
El pasado 30 de noviembre Vicente Guallart, director del área de urbnismo del Ayuntamiento de Barcelona y Neil Gershenfeld, director del Center for Bit and Atoms del MIT y principal promotor de la Fab Lab Network hablaron sobre urbanismo y Fab Labs en el Smart City World Congress “Smart Society for Innovative and Sustainable Cities” celebrado en la capital catalana.
De la noticia publicada en chinadaily.com:
Guallart briefly sketched the model, which is based on five major systems: Information, Water, Energy, Mobility and Production. This last area, where cities must generate jobs to continue attracting residents, could serve as the target for the surprising proposals of Neil Gershenfeld and the Center for Bits and Atoms (CBA), a research center at MIT that he directs. The CBA is the birthplace of initiatives like Fab Labs, factories in which state-of-the-art machines and digital technology are used to manufacture objects. Fab Labs could spark a veritable urban revolution to reverse the general trend of cities losing industrial production over the past half-century” […]
Proposals such as Fab Labs offer urban centers that have spent years striving to be completely post-industrial, the chance to become industrial again. “Instead of taking jobs out of cities, this new Industrial Revolution would see all the products consumed by citizens of a particular area produced locally,” said Gershenfeld. In this way, he continued, cities would finally become truly self-sufficient, a scenario that he described as “a solution to avoid the economic and ecological disaster of the current global production system”.
Enlace en ABC.es: http://www.abc.es/agencias/noticia.asp?noticia=1020009
Enlace en chinadaily.com: http://www.chinadaily.com.cn/bizchina/2011-12/02/content_14202863.htm
Smart City Expo Congress: http://www.smartcityexpo.com/