From ancient times to the present, urban infrastructures have allowed the proper and effective functioning of the city, giving solutions to the requirements that society demands. In ancient Rome, aqueducts, sewers, and even garbage collection services or the city walls ensured the proper functioning of the city.
From the beginning of the industrial revolution, when the growth of cities became unstoppable, cities have become increasingly complex. Present society demands new services that the city must provide.
These demands have meant new and more effective infrastructures (transport systems, energy supply systems, waste recycling systems…) to build the city of the XXI Century, where sustainability is a prerequisite, taking into account environmental, social and economic aspects. Even public space is no longer treated as the gap among what is built; it needs to be equipped with new sustainable programs, so that it becomes part of urban infrastructures.
URBAN INFRASTRUCTURES: 2 lectures by RODRIGO NUÑEZ.