Category: Alberto Cantos Pérez

Phase 3A

Project basis.
Based on the analysis in phase 2, in which we have studied all the positive aspects and opportunities that can offer the neighborhood, I propose the creation of an axis connecting the two most important equipment (ADDA and the cigarreras) in the that all opportunities of the neighborhood are concentrated so as to achieve their social, cultural, economic and environmental reactivation.
The reason of concentrating all activities and agents on the same axis is due to the city only works when there is a variety of uses and not depend solely on a single sector. When only depends on a sector, distorting and just stops working, because that urban complexity is what gives meaning to the city.
The axis has been selected because it connects two major cultural facilities and because it has the necessary measures for installing the parklets, agents are introduced in the project in an order which depends mainly on the economic reasons.

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Article 2: Campaign to Take Vacant Land

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Campaign to Take Back Vacant Land – Philadelphia.

1) Introduction.
The campaign for the recovery of empty lots in Philadelphia is an initiative that was born as the result of a coalition of communities, associations, labor groups, who came together to pass a law that would grant communities control of vacant lots.

This project was able to discover the potential of solar through citizen initiatives that generate a series of projects to temporarily redefine the use of these underutilized spaces, since their current state leads to increased crime, reduced values property and worsening of the urban image of the city.

This citizens’ initiative gets a transformation of derelict land in a clean and green spaces that get foster social cohesion of the community, creating an identity neighborhood and improving the city’s image.

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Article 1: Pavement to Parks

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Pavement to Parks.

ParkletMatic in the Mission district of San Francisco.

1) Introduction.

The ParkletMatic project was born in 2005 as a response to the lack of public space for pedestrians in the city of San Francisco (California) and with the intention of transforming the dialogue on the area of ​​public space and its role in the life and the vitality of the city.

This project facilitates the transformation of utilitarian spaces that were being underutilized to make them publicly accessible open spaces that can be enjoyed by all citizens. It provides a way for merchants, community organizations, business owners, residents and communities of artists for they can take individual actions in the development of public space of the city.

The parklets are designed as an improvement of the urban landscape, providing an economical solution to the need for more open public space for pedestrians, offering services such as seating, planting, bicycle parking, art, trade.

The first parklets of the world were designed and installed in San Francisco in 2005; from January 2013, thirty-eight parklets have been installed throughout San Francisco, and the program is being applied in cities around the world .

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