2019 - The City: Multifaceted Views
The City: Multifaceted Views presents texts of different researchers, providing a very colourful palette with different views about the cities, focusing from the Middle Ages to the present time. The different views go through varied analysis perspectives regarding institutions, people, services and technology, reflecting continuity and change about the city as stage. The city is, besides a physical construction, a mental construction and it has been so throughout History. Besides the erected that characterizes it, it is also made up by people and institutions, that dwell and provide services in it, but also by a population who searches or ends up in the city for a number of reasons. Modern technology and ideas came easier to it, transforming the city and giving it a fresh look. Nowadays, technology and social media enable easy connections between countryside and city, but we not it was not always this way. The evolution it was subject to, but mainly the connections that its residents or those who search it establish make up our point of analysis, consubstantiating on a set of different perspectives. The city is also a meeting point, very often, due to the events which happen on it. It measures the religious, becomes entertaining, makes the cultural blossom, in other words, it creates different narratives that boost confluence and generate sociability, while originating or nurturing transformation and innovation movements.