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TechnifyingPublicSpaceandPublicizingInfrastructures:ExploringNewUrbanPoliticalEcologiesthroughtheSquareofGeneralVaradelReyFERNANDODOMÍNGUEZRUBIOandURIELFOGUÉAbstractTheaimofthisarticleistoexplorenewwaysofintegratingtechnology,natureandinfrastructuresintourbanpublicspaces.Thisisdonethroughacasestudy,thedesignofGeneralVaradelRey,whichisofferedhereasamodeltoexploreanovelurbanpoliticalecologythatcallsintoquestiondominantdefinitionsofpublicspacesasself-containedsitesoperatingindependentlyofnaturalandinfrastructuralspaces.Throughthedoublemovementof‘thetechnificationofpublicspace’and‘thepublicizationofinfrastructures’,thesquareaimstorethinkthepoliticalecologyofurbanpublicspacesbyenablingtheeffectiveincorporationandparticipationofinfrastructuralandnaturalelementsasactiveactorsintothepublicandpoliticallifeofthecommunity.Itisarguedthatthetransformationofinfrastructuresintofullyvisible,publicandpoliticalagentsprovidesausefulmodeltoaddressthegrowingproliferationofinfrastructuralandtechnologicaleleme...