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YES WE
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PUBLICSPACES!
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This activity has been supported by
Foreword
By IFHP CEO Anette Galskjøt
The Yes we can! Reinvent public sp...
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Co-creation of public spaces
The Biennale of Public Space 2015
IFHP at the Biennale
Yes, we can! ...Towards...
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Co-creation of public space
by Giulia Maci, IFHP
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makers etc.) to engage in the process
of shaping interventions in their cities.
It is strange. Never have w...
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The Biennale of Public Space 2015
21-23 May 2015
Rome, Italy
As with its previous editions, the Bienniale
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Interaction, participation, co-design, and
interdisciplinary creativity have been the
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IFHP at the 3rd Biennale of Public Space in Rome
TheYeswecan! Reinventpublic spaceistheIFHPparticipationto...
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YES WE CAN!...Towards a new model of governance?
New individuals, new creative groups, and new collaborati...
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I. EXHIBITION
II. LABORATORY
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Can co-creation represent a
method for creating better
public spaces?
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The answer advocated by IFHP is an
unequivocal yes. We are convinced
that it is time to experiment, to sha...
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Porto Alegre is the capital city of the state Rio Grande do Sul, located in the eastern margin of Guaíba L...
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... while the project will have to integrate with a rich existing fabric and its inhabitants!
THEREALITY
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How will the new street
front be organized and what
will its quality be? How will the
land be redistribute...
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NEW AVENIDA PROFILE
Claudete
Michael
Rosa Maria
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Samara
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WORKING GROUPS
NEW
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Construction of the avenida
Relocation
REALITY
Construçao da a avenida
Relocaçao
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Urban
Pockets
Reclaiming the public
in left-over open spaces
URBEGO
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Where
Cities with no resources and unclear urban policies
The program acts in different cities where cost ...
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Identification and involvement of a local partner
An NGO, a public or private institution, a design practi...
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What
Reclaiming the public in left-over open spaces
Urbego believes that neglected public spaces can be tr...
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Who
Citizens
The project involves the local community of residents in each
of its phases, and self-establi...
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Why
“It will never rain
roses: when we
want to have
more roses,
we must plant
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Next Steps
Urbego is developing contacts with several organisations in
different cities to transfer and ad...
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INSTITUCION ARSIMOR JOPUBLIK
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Who
URBEGO
Urbego is a multidisciplinary platform of young, motiv...
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Every Generation
Needs a
New Revolution
www.urbegoyei.com
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Urbego believes that in the light of the recent events in the
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#1
Measurement/
city profile
The first level of analysis looks at finding the appro-
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workshops Collaborative workshops are organized over two daysin
different cities , applying the methodolog...
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Valencia March2014
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Medellin April2014
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Bucharest May2014
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London October2014
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Rome 2015
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Urbego was founded in 2012 by a group of members from
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ourpartners Coalition for
Sustainable
Development
“Ion Mincu”
Facultatea
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ournetwork
members:
Adelaida Salces Spain
Agathe Maurel France
Alessandra Lualdi Italy
Alex Zomas Greece
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ourwork
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MAKING
CITIES
TOGETHER
INTERNATIONAL KNOWLEDGE EXCHANGE PROGRAM & PLATFORM
Participatory design & program ...
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IT STARTS WITH A SINGLE DROP
Out of 17 Placemaking initiatives 3 public spaces were selected to study at
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PUBLIC SPACE: NEIGHBOURHOOD
Mustard Seeds in Dandora
Government
Private
sector NGO’s
How can MSO upscale t...
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Think and do tank for young cities
Placemaking & Design Studio
Making space together
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PLACEMAKING DESIGN LAB
Urban Planners becoming Placemakers
FIELD VISITS
POWER BREAKS
STUDENTS’ RESEARCH
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PUBLIC SPACE: CITY CENTRE
Jeevanjee - Responsive city
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mathare river
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PUBLIC SPACE: INFORMAL SETTLEMENT
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I. EXHIBITION
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The meeting explored how people
construct and redefine places through
self-organization in urban spaces
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AGENDA
01. Opening and setting the stage
Giulia Maci, IFHP
02. Panel discussions 1 and 2: “The State of Pl...
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DYNAMIC
URBAN
SPACE
HOW TO TRANSFORM NEGLECTED AREAS IN NEW COMMUNITY SPACES
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Walkthroughanymajorcityandyouwillseevacantland.Indenselypopulatedcitieswith
sometimes few opportunities fo...
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Urban Pockets
Speaker: Farah Makki
Architect, PhD candidate at EHESS in Paris, Urbego Co-founder
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implementation of each intervention, with Urbego expertises active on helping local
communities in designi...
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“Dinamicittà”: co-design for urban renewal
Speaker: Giuseppe Roccasalva
School of Architecture and Urban P...
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Community and re-cycling of leftover micro spaces
Speaker: Antonia di Lauro
Mediterranean University of Re...
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WHO BELIEVES
IN
GOVERNMENT
ANY
MORE?
FINDING A BALANCE BETWEEN SPONTANEOUS ACTIONS
AND A COMPREHENSIVE, ST...
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Most development in cities occurs without any central planning yet cities continue to
function, often quit...
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Urban incubator
Speaker: Maja Popovic
Architech, designer, researcher at Failed Architecture
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transport connections used by heavy trucks –a constant source of noise and pollution.
In the last couple o...
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Beyond ruins: self-building after the earthquake
Speakers: Prof. Moccia University of Naples, “Federico th...
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Making Cities together: planners becoming placemakers
Speaker: Naomi Hoogervorst
Architect at FREEM open a...
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parks and court yards. These formed the basis for the Placemaking Design Lab. During
the Lab, organised in...
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FROM
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CIVIC ENGAGEMENT
HOW SELF-BUILT PROJECTS DO SHAPE SENSE OF COMMONS
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A shift from activism to civic engagement. The following actions have as a main result
the creation of phy...
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YEI_ Youth Engagement index
Speaker: Simona Dobrescu
Urbego Co-founder
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“The area was considered a ‘place of diversity’ and was rejected by the citizens of its
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Urban care/Piazze Gioco/Forme Spazi
Speaker: Silvia Cama
Architect at Zerozone
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THE GOVERNANCE
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How smal bottom up intiatives can define a new model of democracy, participation
and contribution to the c...
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The creation of urban furniture with recycled materials
Speaker: Melissa Capello
Graduate in Science Educa...
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Avenida tronco Workshop
Speaker: Bernardina Borra
Co-founder at SPcitI and partner at MILKTrain.eu
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With this workshop we brought together different groups of stakeholders on location:
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ONE ARCHITECTURE WEEK
Speaker: Ljubo Georgiev
architect, director of the One Architecture Week
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Moreno Baccichet, Professor at University of Venice (IUAV)
Bernardina Borra, Founder and partner...
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The International Federation for Housing and Planning is a worldwide Community of
professionals, research...
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From Rome to Porto Alegre
The results of this exploration and comparison on the limits and potentials of
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New individuals, new creative groups, and new collaborative networks get organized to “reconquer” public spaces – spatially, physically and politically. They can be temporary or permanent, physical or immaterial, spontaneous or organized. A factor of importance is that they are initiated by non-institutional actors who are trying to invent, experiment, stimulate processes, programmes, uses, and social interactions within public spaces.

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REINVENT PUBLIC SPACE: AUTOCOSTRUZIONE DI SPAZI PUBBLICI

  1. 1. 1 www.ifhp.org YES WE CANREINVENT PUBLICSPACES!
  2. 2. 2 www.ifhp.org This activity has been supported by Foreword By IFHP CEO Anette Galskjøt The Yes we can! Reinvent public space is IFHP’s participation to the third Biennale of Public Space in Rome 2015. Two initiatives combined have formed this cooperation: The International Laboratory on Self-Built Community Spaces and the Exhibition “Co-creation of Public Spaces”. These interventions form an important part of the IFHP Community activities for 2015 and we have been thrilled with the engagement and enthusiasm of our partners during the development of both interventions. In our minds co-creation and community engagement are key words to the success of future city development and we hope that you will find inspiring to read about the findings of these actions .
  3. 3. 3 www.ifhp.org Co-creation of public spaces The Biennale of Public Space 2015 IFHP at the Biennale Yes, we can! ...Towards a new model of governance? The Exhibition “Co-creation of public spaces” International Laboratory “Yes we can! Reinvent Public Spaces” LAB Sessions Speakers & Partners From Rome to Porto Alegre contents 5-6 8-9 10 12 14-62 63-66 67-100 101-102 103
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  5. 5. 5 www.ifhp.org Co-creation of public space by Giulia Maci, IFHP Can we make our own public space? It is the question that lingers in the institutional vacuum, in the silence of urban planning. Of course, we reply, we can. Can we make it cheap? And we reply, yes we can. Can we make it adaptable? Yes we can. And it continues. This typical “yes we can” culture is showing great vitality and creativity in the times of unclear urban policies and economic instability, but still the potentials of this energy are not being fully utilised, partly because of a lack of a strong platform to showcase local knowledge and offer support in finding the common ground with the institutions. Cities do not rise all by themselves. No, they are created by virtue of the fact that opposites coinverge; that is what leads to the emergence of new qualities of urban spaces. Accordingly, an interdisciplinary approachtourbanplanningisneededtoenhancediversity.Mostplaces really do contain an interesting and relevant story and we believe that the less-known spaces in the city can be inspiring. The Yes we can! Reinvent public spaces lab aims to compare different experiences of neglected neighbourhoods’ reactivation to underline potentials and limites to these approaches and encourage a full range of stakeholders (resident citizens, international professionals policy
  6. 6. 6 www.ifhp.org makers etc.) to engage in the process of shaping interventions in their cities. It is strange. Never have we experienced so much interest in public space as today. In times of spread and changeable needs, fluid and light human relations, there is, maybe as a reaction, an increasing demand for public spaces where we can re-discover and re-create a democratic and social dimension in our often impersonal cities. On the one hand, we assist to the standardization, ‘museumification’, privatization and homologation of public space as a result of the decline of public engagement and common actions. On the other hand new individuals, new creative groups, and new collaborative networks get organized to “reconquer” public spaces – spatially, physically and politically. These initiatives can be temporary or permanent, physical or immaterial, spontaneous or organized. A factor of importance is that they are initiated by actors who are not part of the institutions, but are trying to invent, experiment, stimulate certain processes, programmes, usages, and social interactions within public spaces. Co-created projects could be considered an immediate answer to the loss of sense of open spaces, defining itself as a process of identification between the people and the place where they live. Self-built projects are practices by means of which the users can modify and interact with the environment and re-appropriate urban spaces through direct and common actions.
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  8. 8. 8 www.ifhp.org The Biennale of Public Space 2015 21-23 May 2015 Rome, Italy As with its previous editions, the Bienniale ofPublicSpacehasdrawninspirationfrom dozens of local, national and internation- al events promoted by local authorities, universities, citizens’ associations, pro- fessional and cultural organizations, and international organizations to share chal- lenges, experiences and good practices. Their outcomes, together with paral- lel laboratories and plenary sessions, formed a concluding event hosted by the School of Architecture of Roma Tre Uni- versity (located in the ex-mattatoio (abat- toir) in Testaccio) in Rome, Italy. Over 2000 people attended the third edition of the Bienniale of Pub- lic Space that ended on May 23. 45 seminars and workshops involving representatives of municipalities, univer- sities, cultural associations, profession- als of various disciplines, citizens, college students and primary school pupils, who have created a interdisciplinary and inter- generational event. The main focus of this year’s Bien- nale is the regeneration of exist- ing urban fabric, with a particular at- tention to city inequalities and social imbalancebetweencenterandperiphery. More than 700 speakers from Asia, Latin America and Africa. The three day event has built its success on the capacity to engage and commit all the actors around the search of under- standing and innovative practices of use and valorization of the Public Space.
  9. 9. 9 www.ifhp.org Interaction, participation, co-design, and interdisciplinary creativity have been the key words of all the workshops. On this occasion UN-Habitat also launched the Public Space Toolkit, a text that serves as a toolbox at disposal of governments and local authorities in view of the forthcoming conference Habitat III. The hope is that the network that has been built in Rome, thanks to the oppor- tunities offered by the Biennale, will be strengthened with the view to sustain and develop, within the IFHP community, the reflection on the role and the function of public spaces as places of democratic in- teraction and entry point for shaping sus- tainable and inclusive communities.
  10. 10. 10 www.ifhp.org IFHP at the 3rd Biennale of Public Space in Rome TheYeswecan! Reinventpublic spaceistheIFHPparticipationtothethirdBiennale of Public Space. Two interventions combined have formed this cooperation: The international laboratory on self-built community spaces and the Exhibition “co- creation of public spaces”. EXHIBITION “CO-CREATION OF PUBLIC SPACES” The panel exhibition gathered 5 experiences covering the globe: from Latin America, to the Balkans, Western Europe and Kenya. All these experiences suggest a reflection on the role of the co-creation of public space through the valuable reactivation of the community’s engagement, redefining the sense of belonging of residents to their neighbourhoods and reinventing their relationship with the cities they are part of. INTERNATIONAL LABORATORY ON SELF-BUILT COMMUNITY SPACES The international laboratory on self-built community spaces aimed at comparing different experiences of reactivation of neglected urban neighbourhoods, underlining the potentials and limits of these approaches and encouraging a full range of local stakeholders (resident citizens, international professionals, policy makers etc.) to engage in the process of shaping interventions in their cities. How can public spaces become part of the urban society and turn these local and spontaneous initiatives into long term policies bridging the gap between informal and formal development? What do self-organizing networks need to get their ideas realized? And vice versa: how can institutions use this cultural phenomenon as a legitimate and valuable city making instrument?
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  12. 12. 12 www.ifhp.org YES WE CAN!...Towards a new model of governance? New individuals, new creative groups, and new collaborative networks get organized to “reconquer” public spaces – spatially, physically and politically. They can be temporary or p ermanent, physical or immaterial, spontaneous or organized. A factor of importance is that they are initiated by non-institutional actors who are trying to invent, experiment, stimulate processes, programmes, uses, and social interactions within public spaces. These co-created projects could be considered an answer to the loss of identification between the people and the place where they live. Through self-built projects users can modify and interact with the environment and re-appropriate urban spaces through direct and common actions. The workshop addressed the question of whether co- creation can represent a method for creating better public spaces. Co-design is an alternative to involve all the stakeholders in the design discussion and to make sure that the final product will meet the public’s needs according to the values, the history of the place and the time of the day it is used. At the same time co-design actions pose questions about long-term sustainability and the effects of the shift of roles that the actors are used to play. We discovered various experiences of projects that are quite different in term of setting and time span but all focus on fostering community participation, transforming urban spaces and involving different stakeholders and improving the links between citizens and their city. The objective is to identify the common steps in the process in the form of key words and key Placemaking challenges. Definitely this work has given the opportunity to rethink the city as a work in progress made of spontaneous and virtuous processes of transformation , where local resources and needs are combined and brought together to trigger virtuous processes of renewal and enhance the reconquer and re-appropriation of urban territories all over the world.
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  14. 14. 14 www.ifhp.org I. EXHIBITION II. LABORATORY
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  16. 16. 16 www.ifhp.org Can co-creation represent a method for creating better public spaces?
  17. 17. 17 www.ifhp.org The answer advocated by IFHP is an unequivocal yes. We are convinced that it is time to experiment, to share, to engage and initiate. Co-design is an alternative to involve all the stakeholders in the design discussion and to make sure that the final product will meet the public’s needs according to the values, the history of the place and the time of the day it is used. At the same time co-design actions pose questions about long term sustainability and the effects of the shift of roles that the actors are used to play. With the exhibition “Co-creation of public spaces” IFHP, together with its partners and working groups, shares recent projects and researches on the topic of co-creation of public space showing possibilities, limits and effects of this approach. The exhibition has been an occasion to rethink the city as an open laboratory where, from local initiatives of transformation of the public spaces, needs and resources are shared to catalyse processes to enhance the territory at different scales. Projects included : 1 Avenida Tronco workshop –PURCS, Spontaneous City 2 Urban Pockets I Urbego 3 Youth Engagement Index I Urbego 4 Making cities together: planners becoming placemakers in Nairobi I IFHP, INTI and Placemakers 5 Urban Incubator I Belgrade
  18. 18. 18 www.ifhp.org Porto Alegre is the capital city of the state Rio Grande do Sul, located in the eastern margin of Guaíba Lake, in the very south of Brazil. Its population counts approximately 1,5 million inhabitants. The city presents an enormous contrast of urbanity and nature, clearly visible because of the city centre built opposite the extensive and almost untouched river delta. Compared to most other Brazilian cities, Porto Alegre has a longer planning tradition. It was the first Brazilian city establishing a master plan in 1914, with mobility and sanitary conditions as main objectives. The city also has pursued relatively strong zoning policies, including norms for functions and urbanistic rules. A very distinctive characteristic of Porto Alegre’s policies is the invention of Participatory Budgeting processes, since the end of the 1980’s. In 2014 the city was also one of the hosts of the World Cup. The event was the motor for a series of vital structural and sustainable improvements of the city such as a better accessibility for public transport and for social and economical prosperity. Among the projects initiated due to the World Cup, the Avenida Tronco had been indicated as a social intervention with opportunities for improving living quality of the environment. It is a long awaited project of enlargement and connection of a sequence of existing streets across many informal neighbourhoods of the Grande Cruzeiro region, in order to create one of the most important trajectories in the City. The transformation of the Avenida of 5,3 km long would facilitate the urban mobility between the center-northeast and the beginning of the south part of the city. The secretary of governance of Porto Alegre has set up an initiative with the purpose to define projects and flagship actions for urban and social improvement that express expectations of the residents about their future, and face the impact of the widening of the road and relocation in the region of about 1,400 families who have their residences located on the bed of the future road. The technical housing relocation plan by the municipality has been up and running since a few years. However, the social and economic impact for the ones who are left in the area had not been defined yet. The inhabitants were questioning the Municipality how they could profit of the new infrastrucure in a way that their entire region, Grande Cruzeiro, could benefit of it. The Faculty of Architecture and Urbanism of the Pontificial University of Rio Grande Do Sul and SPcitI organized, with the help of IFHP, a first workshop which brought technicians and employees of the municipality, inhabitants’representatives and architecture students together. Thanks to the workshop they have jointly formed and committed to a development strategy for the impact of the new avenida and the first concrete projects related to it. AVENIDATRONCO-PORTOALEGRE,BRAZIL 5,3KM NOS SOMOS A AVENIDA TRONCO - A DEVELOPMENT STRATEGY FOR GRANDE CRUZEIRO BIENNALE OF PUBLIC SPACE 21-25 MAY 2015, ROMEAVENIDA TRONCO, PORTO ALEGRE, BRAZIL 1/6
  19. 19. 19 www.ifhp.org ... while the project will have to integrate with a rich existing fabric and its inhabitants! THEREALITY INCLUDINGTHEECONOMICALANDSOCIALIMPACTASWELLASTHEQUALITYOFTHERESULTINGPUBLICSPACES This part of the avenida has already been implemented since it was the only part that did not require demolition. The other sides along the street will be demolished creating broken edges and left over plots for which a plan is needed. People are informally adapting and transforming their ground floor into a shop, taking advantage of opportunities the new avenida can bring them. In the internal area the legalization of land ownership is needed. The new accessibility will counteract criminal activities that now spoil the quality of life and image of the area, the city is here. The public space has to be fine tuned in order to slow down traffic and avoid a “run-through” corridor that divides the communities on the two sides, and would not allow other traffic to go inside the neighbourhoods. Inhabitants expectations and willingness to be included as part of the city are high. NOS SOMOS A AVENIDA TRONCO - A DEVELOPMENT STRATEGY FOR GRANDE CRUZEIRO BIENNALE OF PUBLIC SPACE 21-25 MAY 2015, ROMEAVENIDA TRONCO, PORTO ALEGRE, BRAZIL 3/6
  20. 20. 20 www.ifhp.org How will the new street front be organized and what will its quality be? How will the land be redistributed and with which legal compensation? It looked as if the new avenida would pass through a remote area far from the city, ... OFFICIALVISION TECHNICALINFRASTRUCTUREPLANBYTHEMUNICIPALITY How can the avenida influence the social and economical network and the local livelihood? What will the new qualities for public space be? How distant is the city? Thanks to the avenida, the informal neighbourhoods can reach a new status as integral part of Porto Alegre. What about the speed of traffic flows and the safety of pedestrians? The avenida should not create a barrier between the neighbourhoods that surround it. Does this avenida cross an empty suburban area? The surrounding informal neighbourhoods are inhabited by thousands of people and their livelihood will be impacted by the new avenida. NOS SOMOS A AVENIDA TRONCO - A DEVELOPMENT STRATEGY FOR GRANDE CRUZEIRO BIENNALE OF PUBLIC SPACE 21-25 MAY 2015, ROMEAVENIDA TRONCO, PORTO ALEGRE, BRAZIL 2/6
  21. 21. 21 www.ifhp.org 21 www.ifhp.org NEW AVENIDA PROFILE Claudete Michael Rosa Maria Oscar Regina Samara Guilhermo Camila NEIGHBOURHOODS Bia Paulo Jorge Andréa Denise Regina Ana Taiane Danielle Luciana HUMAN CAPITAL Antonio Daniel GessiBernardete Paulo Roberto Sergio João Paola Maíra INVESTMENT Adelia José L. Cogo Denise Ernani Carolina Franthesco INHABITANTS Adelia Azeredo Maciel Vila Tronco Postão Antonio Daniel de Oliveira BecodoLago/VilaPantanal Malvina Beatriz de Souza Vila Cruzeiro Gessi B. Fagundes Dornelles Vila Cristal-Cruzeiro Ivonete Valente Vila Cruzeiro Maria Claudete Melo Santo Vila Tronco Neves Michael Santos Vila Tronco Postão Paulo Jorge Cardoso Vila Tronco Neves Paulo Roberto da Silvo Vila Silva Paes Sergio Bueno Amaral Vila Cristal- Divisa Ozzi Escarcel Vila Prisma Rosa Maria Silvestre Vila Cruzeiro Luciano Soares Cardoso Vila Tronco Neves STUDENTS Carolina Biolchi Arq. e Urb. - PUCRS Paola Maia Fagundes Arq. e Urb. - PUCRS Maíra Bento Saraiva Arq. e Urb. - PUCRS Samara Fonseca Januario Arq. e Urb. - PUCRS Guilhermo Dexheimer Gil Arq. e Urb. - PUCRS Camila Bergmann Arq. e Urb. - PUCRS Franthesco Spautz Arq. e Urb. - PUCRS Taiane Beduschi Arq. e Urb. - PUCRS Danielle Guarda Arq. e Urb. - PUCRS Luciana Probst de Castro Arq. e Urb. - PUCRS MUNICIPALITY Eng. José Luiz Cogo SMURB Arq. Andréa Oberrather SMURB Arq. DenisePachecoTillCampos DEMHAB Soc. Denise de Menezes Ferreira DEMHAB Soc. Regina Martins DEMHAB Arq. Ernani Feil Borges SECOPA Biol. João Roberto Meira SMAM Arq. Oscar Carlson SMAM Arq. Maria Regina Steinert DEMHAB Arq. Ana Zart Bonilha METROPOA SPECIFIC THEMES PARTICIPANTS ANDREA COGO DENISE EDUARDO MARCIO CAROLINA LUCIANA PAULO JORGE DENISE MALVINA MICHAEL ANTONIO DANIEL TAIANE WORKSHOPFORMAT NOS SOMOS A AVENIDA TRONCO - A DEVELOPMENT STRATEGY FOR GRANDE CRUZEIRO BIENNALE OF PUBLIC SPACE 21-25 MAY 2015, ROMEAVENIDA TRONCO, PORTO ALEGRE, BRAZIL 4/6
  22. 22. 22 www.ifhp.org WORKING GROUPS NEW AVENIDA PROFILE NEIGH- BOUR- HOODS INVESTMENT HUMAN CAPITAL AMBITION CONDITIONS SPECIFIC THEMES OPEN SESSIONS COMMITMENT DEVELOPMENT STRATEGY PROJECTS + FINANCIAL FIRST CONCRETE MODEL WORKSHOPMETHOD NOS SOMOS A AVENIDA TRONCO - A DEVELOPMENT STRATEGY FOR GRANDE CRUZEIRO BIENNALE OF PUBLIC SPACE 21-25 MAY 2015, ROMEAVENIDA TRONCO, PORTO ALEGRE, BRAZIL 5/6
  23. 23. 23 www.ifhp.org Construction of the avenida Relocation REALITY Construçao da a avenida Relocaçao AMBITIONS PERMANÉNCIAKeep living here, become a legitimate part of Porto Alegre Continue and improve the collaboration among communities Achieve a better image that expresses the local identity Development of local economy DESENVOLVIMENTO CONJUNTO QUALIFICAÇÃO ECONOMIA AUTO-SUSTENTAVEL Construçao da a avenida Relocaçao AVENIDA TRONCOCONDITIONS Treatment of the first row, metropolitan image of Grande Cruzeiro, Acessibility>Visibility Regularize along the Avenida as well as inside the adjacent neighbourhoods REGULARIZAÇÃO KEEP ON WITH COMMUNITY ASSEMBLIES AVENIDA TRONCO EXPO DETAILED SURVEY DOCUMENT INFORMATION AND COMMUNICATION CENTRE LEARNING CENTRE temporary building FIRST CONCRETE PROJECTS SEWAGE....CENTRE PROF. BARACAO WORKING SPACES SAMBA SCHOOL LIBRARY OTHER PROJECTS .... MORE PUBLIC SPACE MORE PUBLIC SERVICES RUBBISH COLLECTION ENHANCEMENT BIO MASSA 2014 2015 2016 2017 ....Today SPcitI workshop workshop workshop workshop DEVELOPMENT STRATEGY NÓSSOMOS A AVENIDA TRONCO ! NOS SOMOS A AVENIDA TRONCO - A DEVELOPMENT STRATEGY FOR GRANDE CRUZEIRO BIENNALE OF PUBLIC SPACE 21-25 MAY 2015, ROMEAVENIDA TRONCO, PORTO ALEGRE, BRAZIL 6/6
  24. 24. 24 www.ifhp.org Urban Pockets Reclaiming the public in left-over open spaces URBEGO
  25. 25. 25 www.ifhp.org Where Cities with no resources and unclear urban policies The program acts in different cities where cost cutting policies do not guarantee enough resources for the intervention on urban open space. Many cities are seeing their budget shrinking, and strong incentives to focus on strategic cost- effective interventions. At the same time, bottom-up projects often lack of resources, visibility and effectiveness. Urban Pockets is an interesting model to operate in these contexts, by proposing a strategy that optimises the result by establishing new partnerships within residents, public and private sector. Cities with community problems By improving the quality of the open space Urban Pockets not only affects the individual life of people, but above all their sense of community. Even cities with a strong background in public realm management and good financial resources are sometimes facing issues related to sense of exclusion and isolation in particular areasv, and this might lead to anti-social behaviours,safetyissuesandconflicts.TheCo-Creationstrategy developed by Urbego can offer a way to tackle these issues by answering properly to community needs, by redefining the sense of belonging of residents to their neighbourhoods and reinventing their relationship with the cities they are part of. Innovative cities Urban Pockets is offered as a tool to every community in every city that wants to develop new strategies of intervention in the open space. It promotes a new way to work on the public realm, with citizens taking direct action in transforming and taking care of the cities where they live. AviewofthecourtyardinTiranawherethefirstintervention has taken place: the project started in September 2014, with the first work completed in the spring 2015.
  26. 26. 26 www.ifhp.org Identification and involvement of a local partner An NGO, a public or private institution, a design practice, having a rooted experience in intervention in the open spaces in the cities where they operate. Mapping spatial potentials The mapping focuses on vacant lots or forgotten spaces at the very small scale, often in a state of decay, dumping sites for trash and building rubble, and unsafe public space. Prioritizing site interventions Prioritization of the interventions is based on their location within the city, their current uses, their ownership status and the interest of an engaged and self-established community. Assessing motivation and needs of the community A door-to-door survey in the neighbourhood assessing the needs, perceptions and wishes of the local community, is also a communication tool informing people of the ongoing process. Involving the potential users Theresultsarepresentedanddiscussedduringin-situmeetings with the local community. Simple visualizations help the residents to understand the possibilities offered by the site. Co-design phase In the co-design meetings a scale model is used to engage the local community, allowing them to select and locate desired elements and new functions by discussing and negotiating. Co-finance Three sources of funding support the implementation: 1. Local funds, provided by local business and institutions. 2. International funds collected by Urbego 3. Community self-help and volunteer work. Self-building Residents are involved directly in the construction phase working on a voluntary base or according to time-sharing schemes, engaging the users in the transformation of the space. Planning site maintenance A year plan for the maintenance and management of the space is defined by all the actors involved in the process, with the eventual support of the municipality. How 1 2 3 4 5 7 6 9 8 A simplified scale model was used in Tirana during the co- design sessions helping the residents to visualize their ideas about the future of their space.
  27. 27. 27 www.ifhp.org What Reclaiming the public in left-over open spaces Urbego believes that neglected public spaces can be transformed into key places where the city beats on the rhythm of the community and neighbourhood activism. Together with local institutional partners and residents, we have undertaken a series of actions in 2014 that address the role and function of public space. So far, Urbego has sparked interest in the re-establishment of public space as a relevant arena in Belgrade, Tirana and Skopje, mapping, surveying, gaming, creating and working with citizens on their visions of what public space ought to be. The experiment was successful, marked by the implementation of a community pocket park in the Albanian capital in January 2015. Following the IAAU research that URBEGO carried on in the Balkans, Urban Pockets has already started transforming urban residual spaces with a first intervention in Albania.
  28. 28. 28 www.ifhp.org Who Citizens The project involves the local community of residents in each of its phases, and self-established communities can apply di- rectly to the program. If an envisioned potentially successful intervention is not supported yet by a self-established com- munity, local residents are engaged and, if interested in the project, they are helped to set up an action team. Local partners The local partner (an NGO, a public or private institution, a design practice) has a rooted experience in intervention in the open spaces in the cities where it operates. ItactsasalinkbetweenUrbegoandthelocalcommunity,andis responsible for monitoring the implementation and promoting locally the program. The local partner is also responsible to engage local institutions and organizations that can contribute to the project. Internationalpartnership A key component of the program are the international links createdbyUrbego,thatactsasanetworkingagentforpartnerships and funding. Local communities and organization can rely on the know-how of the international expertise members of the Urbego network, sharing experience and developing strategies for coordinated interventions with alike groups in different countries.One of the several activities organized by Urbego together with the local partner Co-Plan, in order to engage the local residents in the program.
  29. 29. 29 www.ifhp.org Why “It will never rain roses: when we want to have more roses, we must plant more roses.” – George Elliot Reclaiming the open space By creating new community public places (gardens, pocket parks, shared yards) in redundant outdoor areas, spaces in between buildings, promoting mixed use of car parking, Urban Pockets enhances the existing public and open space to meet the need of the local community users, with a bottom-up approach that produces urban quality revival. Enforcing communities Urban Pockets promotes the interaction within neighbours, empowering them and offering a chance to relate to public institutions/ internationals/ other communities. In the urban environment often neighbours have very limited interaction among each other. The co-design process fosters the social interaction between citizens. Building the sense of place Aims of the project is to build a sense of place by shaping the identity of the local public realm and the character of a neighbourhood. The creation-construction process allows the appropriation by the communityof their public space, enforcing their sense of belonging and satisfaction. Regenerating cities vibration When successful, the first intervention becomes a model for similar projects in the same city, promoting urban regeneration in an incremental developmentinvolving different neighbourhoods in the same city, or different cities in the same region. While the first intervention is carried on, URBEGO together with the local partner is engaging new communities for further interventions in the city.
  30. 30. 30 www.ifhp.org Next Steps Urbego is developing contacts with several organisations in different cities to transfer and adapt the methodology to new contexts, starting with Bucharest, Ploeisti and Athens. Bucharest The fall of the communism led to the degradation of open spaces. Leftover spaces hold the promise of fostering small communities from the ground up. Ploiesti Ploiesti suffers from a depopulation phenomena of young people. Reclaiming collective courtyards and other underused transitional spaces will help to grow a sense of community. Athens The so-called financial crisis has shifted the attitude towards the city,withmanyinitiatives,groupsandinformalorganisationsthat reclaim the life in public space in an engaged and conscious way. A Maintained Presence: Tirana The program is already active inTirana, with the first inter- vention being implemented and the local partner working on engaging new communities for new interventions in the city. Education and promotion: Cairo and Rome As a complementary activity to the program, Urbego keeps working on education and training. Urbego is now organizing of a summer school in Cairo, together with Berlin University. Strongly relying on constant in-situ assessment, the program has started with little interventions and now is incrementally being reproposed in different contexts.
  31. 31. 31 www.ifhp.org INSTITUCION ARSIMOR JOPUBLIK S L J A N O Who URBEGO Urbego is a multidisciplinary platform of young, motivated and skilled professionals from all around the globe. Urbego wants to provide rapid responses for specific challenges in cities by applying an in situ approach collaborating with local partners, ranging from civil society representatives to research institutions and decision makers. Urbego’s members have a wide range of expertise, going from urban governance, planning, economics, architecture and culture to communication and engagement. Through workshops, these skills are combined with local knowledge from citizens, students and decision makers to find the best solution for the individual case. www.urbego.org | team@urbego.org Urban Pockets Concept by Urbego with the collaboration of Urban Pockets partners IAAU partners Graphic designer Giulia Maci, urban planner, Copenhagen Farah Makki, architect, Paris Simone Gobber, architect, London Filipa Pajevic, economist, Montreal Deutschzentrum Siljano High School Silvi Jano, urban planner, Tirana Micromega Architecture Mara Papavasileiou, architect, Athens Alexandros Zomas, architect, Athens Mkbt Catalina Ionita, architect, Bucharest Mihai Alexandru, urban planner, Bucharest ARTA in dialog Monica Sebestyen, architect, Bucharest Artangle, Balkan Art Culture Fund Coalition for Sustainable Development Co-Plan Mikser Festival School of Urban Practice B74 Carla Felicetti
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  33. 33. 33 www.ifhp.org Urbego believes that in the light of the recent events in the Arab States, Turkey, Brazil, India, Romania and other parts of the world the missing link in the governance process across the worldistheyounggenerationofurban dwellers. Urbego is work- ing on developing an index of young generation’s involvement in urban governance and is collecting case studies all across the globe. The methodology has been developed in collaborations with universities across the world and looks at civic, politic and eco- nomic engagement as well as at discrepancies between expecta- tions from the various actors involved in governance and what these discrepancies lead to. In recent cases, covered by the international media, these discrepancies have led to protests by young people that felt let down by the inability of their gov- ernments to be transparent and forward looking. Nevertheless protests are not the only way to show involvement and in many cases municipalities themselves lead the engagement efforts. Urbego believes that by bringing to the table municipalities across the world that have been facing the pressure of young gen- erations together with other municipalities that have already managed to establish good communication and gain the trust of their young citizens will encourage leaders of urban centres to share knowledge and bring back home new ideas to act on. YEIresearch
  34. 34. 34 www.ifhp.org #1 Measurement/ city profile The first level of analysis looks at finding the appro- priate proxy indicators to reflect the involvement of young generations at the civic, politic and eco- nomic level. This first stage of the methodology will allow for a general understanding of involvement in these spheres and also for a preliminary ranking to be made. This stage is based on the methodology developed by UN Global Compact Cities Programme for the Circles of Sustainability -Urban Profile Process. Local, national and international databases will be re- searched for appropriate indicators that are relevant at the city scale. The local insight of municipalities and local partners will be crucial in identifying and obtain- ing access to all possible sources of data. #2 Measurement/ questionnaires The second stage of the preliminary city profiling will in- volve testing the perception regarding involvement at the local level. At this stage we should be able to highlight initial dis- crepancies in expectations and perception as well as capturing any trust issues between the municipalities and their young urban dwellers. Extensive questionnaires are conducted with the sup- port of Urbego’s partners that will circulate the ques- tionnaires in their networks and collect responses into a common database. #3 Interpretation Using the profiling exercise as a basis, the third step consists in scaling the results based on a collaborative workshop approach. During this workshop, participants are asked to evalu- ate from 1 (critical) to 9 (vibrant) each perspective of the profile components. #4 Knowledge sharing The third level of the analysis will use specific case stud- ies to understand different ways in which the general picture laid out in the previous two stages has trans- lated into engagement/disengagement. The cases are “how-to/not to” examples to help other municipalities explore and learn from others’ experienc- es.They should have some elements of flexibility that enables context sensitivity. The selected cases focus on local level issues in the spheres defined previously and will be mainly pro- posed by partner cities or organizations. They will be reviewed by the Urbego team and international ex- perts involved in the project to ensure coherency and high quality. They will be used as part of a learning process to test and, if necessary, reshape the previous two phases of the research. methodology critical highly unsatisfactory bad -satisfactory satisfactory +satisfactory highly satisfactory good vibrant
  35. 35. 35 www.ifhp.org workshops Collaborative workshops are organized over two daysin different cities , applying the methodology across as many geographies, economic and political systems as possible. Participants from relevant local institutions and orga- nizations, areaskedtoevaluatefrom1(critical)to9(vibrant) the economic, politic-institutional and civic-cultural aspects of the participation in their cities. Wider questions that are addressed during the workshops relate to the concept of city for life for the young, what makes young people feel part of/disconnected from their urban communities, what is the added value of young people’s involvement and how can urban leaders encourage the young to invest hope and energy in their urban future.
  36. 36. 36 www.ifhp.org Valencia March2014 critical - satisfactory bad highly insatisfactory satisfactory + satisfactory highly insatisfactory good vibrant Preconditions Safety Tolerance Living conditions Trust Mobility Technology Cultural and civic engagement Cultural policies Education and knowledge Community based organizations Audiences & users Cultural amenities Public | free | third spaces Economic engagement Economic independence Entrepreneurship Careers Policies Funding opportunities Training Political and institutional engagement Participatory policies Networks of collective action Consultation and permeability Civil society Decision making Democratic vitality critical - satisfactory bad highly unsatisfactory satisfactory + satisfactory highly satisfactory good vibrant
  37. 37. 37 www.ifhp.org Medellin April2014 critical - satisfactory bad highly insatisfactory satisfactory + satisfactory highly insatisfactory good vibrant Preconditions Safety Tolerance Living conditions Trust Mobility Technology Cultural and civic engagement Cultural policies Education and knowledge Community based organizations Audiences & users Cultural amenities Public | free | third spaces Economic engagement Economic independence Entrepreneurship Careers Policies Funding opportunities Training Political and institutional engagement Participatory policies Networks of collective action Consultation and permeability Civil society Decision making Democratic vitality critical - satisfactory bad highly unsatisfactory satisfactory + satisfactory highly satisfactory good vibrant
  38. 38. 38 www.ifhp.org Bucharest May2014 critical - satisfactory bad highly insatisfactory satisfactory + satisfactory highly insatisfactory good vibrant Preconditions Safety Tolerance Living conditions Trust Mobility Technology Cultural and civic engagement Cultural policies Education and knowledge Community based organizations Audiences & users Cultural amenities Public | free | third spaces Economic engagement Economic independence Entrepreneurship Careers Policies Funding opportunities Training Political and institutional engagement Participatory policies Networks of collective action Consultation and permeability Civil society Decision making Democratic vitality critical - satisfactory bad highly unsatisfactory satisfactory + satisfactory highly satisfactory good vibrant
  39. 39. 39 www.ifhp.org London October2014 critical - satisfactory bad highly insatisfactory satisfactory + satisfactory highly insatisfactory good vibrant Preconditions Safety Tolerance Living conditions Trust Mobility Technology Cultural and civic engagement Cultural policies Education and knowledge Community based organizations Audiences & users Cultural amenities Public | free | third spaces Economic engagement Economic independence Entrepreneurship Careers Policies Funding opportunities Training Political and institutional engagement Participatory policies Networks of collective action Consultation and permeability Civil society Decision making Democratic vitality critical - satisfactory bad highly unsatisfactory satisfactory + satisfactory highly satisfactory good vibrant
  40. 40. 40 www.ifhp.org Rome 2015 critical - satisfactory bad highly insatisfactory satisfactory + satisfactory highly insatisfactory good vibrant Preconditions Safety Tolerance Living conditions Trust Mobility Technology Cultural and civic engagement Cultural policies Education and knowledge Community based organizations Audiences & users Cultural amenities Public | free | third spaces Economic engagement Economic independence Entrepreneurship Careers Policies Funding opportunities Training Political and institutional engagement Participatory policies Networks of collective action Consultation and permeability Civil society Decision making Democratic vitality critical - satisfactory bad highly unsatisfactory satisfactory + satisfactory highly satisfactory good vibrant
  41. 41. 41 www.ifhp.org Urbego was founded in 2012 by a group of members from IFHP. Urbego means city-metropolis in Esperanto and was established on the basis of a desire for a common platform for young planning professionals. ThepurposeofUrbegoistocreateopportunitiesfordiscussion and research on urban issues, give young planners a voice in the planning debate and engage new generations as agents of change in the field of planning. An important goal is to provoke a reflection on the future role of planners in the changing global order and develop a common direction for the profession. Urbegohasevolvedfromaninitiativebringingtogetherartists, architects,designers,economists,sociologistsandplanners with a passion for cities, into an organization with a core team representing Belgium, Brazil, Denmark, France, Germany, Greece, Italy, Lebanon, Netherlands, Romania, Serbia, Spain, Switzerland, the UK, and the US. visit us at www.urbego.org aboutURBEGO
  42. 42. 42 www.ifhp.org ourpartners Coalition for Sustainable Development “Ion Mincu” Facultatea de Urbanism
  43. 43. 43 www.ifhp.org ournetwork members: Adelaida Salces Spain Agathe Maurel France Alessandra Lualdi Italy Alex Zomas Greece Alexandru Seltea Romania Alicja Baranowska Poland Angelo D’Antiga Italy Annie Breton Denmark Barbara Roosen Belgium Beatriz Asensio Rubio Spain Ben Harvey UK Blanca Franco Cordón Spain Brigela Noka Albania Carla Felicetti Italy Carlo Piantoni Italy Caroline Guillet France Chiara Fantin Italy Claudia Cominelli Italy Clenn Custermans The Netherlands Dimostenis Houpas Greece Djaiwd Tahery The Netherlands Elena Kasselouri Greece Elisa Grifan Italy Ellen M. Schwaller US Farah Makki Lebanon/France Femke Haccou The Netherlands Filipa Pajevic Serbia/Canada Frida Anna Kristin Skarp Sweden Gerjan Streng The Netherlands Giacomo Bettio Italy Giacomo Magnani Italy Giordano Onorati Italy Giovanni Ottaviano Italy Giulia Maci Italy/Denmark Hilda Hallen Sweden Irina Angelova Bulgaria Jens Denissen Germany Josefina Söderberg Sweden Juan Carlos Aristizabal Colombia Kaj Fischer Germany Kathrine Sumati Neve Brekke Denmark Katja Majcen Croatia Kerli Kirsimaa Estonia Manoe Ruhe The Netherlands Manuel Bosello Italy Manuel Brusco Italy Mara Papavasileiou Greece Mara Pellizzari Italy/The Netherlands Marco Miccichè Italy Marta Pabel The Netherlands Matthew Newby UK Mette Kelle The Netherlands Michela Guerini Italy Mustafa Hasanov Bulgaria Nathan De Groot The Netherlands Nicola Thomas Austria Nonjabulo Zondi South Africa Olivier Woeffray Switzerland Petter Frid Sweden Pim de Leew The Netherlands Ramon Marrades Spain Regina Smirnova Russia Renata Jardim Brazil René van Poppel Belgium Salma Khamis Egypt Seppe de Blust Belgium Simona Dobrescu Romania/UK Simone Gobber Italy/UK Sravan Singh India Stefano Quaglia Italy Tamara Trumbic Croatia Thomas Reinwald Denmark Thomas Todesco Italy Tom Cole US Ulrik Lassen Denmark Yana Golubeva Belarus Yun Mei China Zsuzsanna Posfai Hungary
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  45. 45. 45 www.ifhp.org MAKING CITIES TOGETHER INTERNATIONAL KNOWLEDGE EXCHANGE PROGRAM & PLATFORM Participatory design & program strategies [Placemaking] to improve public spaces and communities What are potential initiatives to develop new strategies for? Placemaking strategies collected in replicable model (local/city scale) What placemaking strategies improve public spaces? Working plan for an intervention in 3 public spaces / initiatives RESEARCH LAB INTERVENTION PLATFORM LOCATION RESEARCH PREPCOM / GC25 RESEARCH LAB SHOWCASE WORKSHOP ONLINE PLATFORM PROF NETWORK EVENT TRANSFER WORKSHOP PUBLIC PRESENTATIONS PUBLIC OPENING LOCAL PLATFORM BIENNALE ROME Apr‘15 May 4-8 ‘15 Aug‘15 INVENTORY PUBLIC KICK-OFF EVENT IDENTIFICATION CONFERENCE N-AERUS Nov‘14 Why Making Cities Together? 17 local Placemaking initiatives Participatory urban planning is acknowledged as a priority (local/int.) Mapping public life/space Selection 3 initiatives How can we build a long- term urban spaces network? International network & local platform Dissemination at conferences and via (social) media How can we showcase the benefits of placemaking? Program / Design created in public space (1 of the Initiatives) Maintencance plan #Nairobi, Kenya
  46. 46. 46 www.ifhp.org IT STARTS WITH A SINGLE DROP Out of 17 Placemaking initiatives 3 public spaces were selected to study at the Placemaking Design Lab. Together with international and local urban professionals and grass roots organisations new Placemaking strategies collected in a replicable model were developed to improve public spaces on local and city scale. The Lab was held from the 4th-8th of MAY at the UN Compound and at the August 7th Memorial Park in Nairobi. PLACEMAKING DESIGN LAB Study 3 Public Spaces Together Jeevanjee Gardens Park in City Centre Korogocho Street in informal settlement Dandora Court yards in Neighourhood Hoperaisers Community sports, arts and music initiative Mustard Seeds Community based organisation Friends of Jeevanjee Nairobi City County, UN-Habitat & PPS 1 2 3
  47. 47. 47 www.ifhp.org PUBLIC SPACE: NEIGHBOURHOOD Mustard Seeds in Dandora Government Private sector NGO’s How can MSO upscale the youth groups competition to improve their court yards? What are possibilities for linkages among these court yards that could -collectively- transform the reputations of some less popular neighbourhoods? From semi-public court yards to streets with gatewaysUpscaling & linking Neighbourhood network
  48. 48. 48 www.ifhp.org Think and do tank for young cities Placemaking & Design Studio Making space together www.newtowninstitute.orgwww.ifhp.org www.placemakers.nl CO-SUPPORTED BY: THANKS TO KUWA Avanti Architecture CAVE Boogertman&Partners Citilinks Ma3Route INTERNATIONAL URBAN EXPERTS KENYAN URBAN EXPERTS Rodeo Architects (Norway) METASITU (Austria) Urban Codes (The Netherlands) Paul Currion (Serbia) Land + Civilization Compositions (the Netherlands) Bantu Studio (South Africa) Nairobi City County Government UN-Habitat University of Nairobi Technical University of Kenya The Centre for Urban Research and innovation Projects for Public Spaces Naipolitans KUWA Urbanicity Mark Ojal Kounkuey Design Initiative All Placemaking initiatives
  49. 49. 49 www.ifhp.org PLACEMAKING DESIGN LAB Urban Planners becoming Placemakers FIELD VISITS POWER BREAKS STUDENTS’ RESEARCH BUSINESS EVENT PRESENTATION WORKSHOPS POWER! DIALOGUE PLACEMAKERS! By bringing all actors and stakeholders together in a workshop to share experiences, challenges and solutions, it is possible to create more impact in making successful and inclusive public spaces. The urban professionals were very engaged and thoughtful and became real Place-makers!
  50. 50. 50 www.ifhp.org PUBLIC SPACE: CITY CENTRE Jeevanjee - Responsive city How can we program a city park in rehabilitation to create a more inclusive public space? How can testing grounds gain trust and enhancing griots (community storytelling)? Tactical urbanism: Undesign, testing of strategy,participatory processes Griots Tactic 2 AFTER... Testing: open up to griots by WIFI, remove fences and temporary pedestrianization Permanent pedestrianization to create an economic impuls for surrounding shops Linkages: University, other city griots on streets and public spaces Oral culture
  51. 51. 51 www.ifhp.org 10 12 14 13 15 16 4 2 6 11 17 3 9 7 8 5 1 Street Soccer Huruma Hope Raisers Huruma Town Youth Group Mathare Community Resource Centre Kayole Njiru Youth Group NaiNiWho (Go Down Arts Centre) Kilimani Project Change Mtaani Friends of City Park Jeevanjee Gardens Green Belt Movement Shangilia mtoto wa Africa (skate park) PLACEMAKING IN NAIROBI What is Placemaking? “The practice of Placemaking aims to improve the quality of a public place and the lives of its community in tandem. Put into practice, Placemaking seeks to build or improve public space, spark public discourse, create beauty and delight, engender civic pride, connect neighbourhoods, support community health and safety, grow social justice, catalyse economic development, promote environmental sustainability and of course nurture an authentic ‘sense of place’.” Massachusetts Institute of Technology - Department of Urban Studies and planning, 2013 “Places in the Making: how Placemaking builds places and communities” p.2,3 Imagining co-creation process involving people and organisations through research, design and programming public spaces to create ownership and responsibility for their own environment using the existing qualities as local knowledge, assets and ideas. After capacity building programs we transfer responsibility of stewardship to local team to create a sustainably used place. Placemakers method AC T IO N CO-C REATION research and education LOCATION RE SEARCH TRANSF ER
  52. 52. 52 www.ifhp.org mathare river community lane nairobi river Phase 1 PUBLIC SPACE: INFORMAL SETTLEMENT Korogocho’s Hoperaisers Phase 1 Expanding street participation Phase 2 street reclamation Phase 3 Entering the alleyways mathare river community lane nairobi river Phase 2 mathare river community lane nairobi river Phase 3 COMMUNITY HOUSES COMMUNITY LANETEMPORARY PERMANENTSEMI - PERMANENT PHASE I EXPANDING STREET PARTICIPATION COMMUNITY HOUSESCOMMUNITY HOUSES 1 1 3 23 2 4 4 COMMUNITY HOUSES COMMUNITY HOUSES COMMUNITY LANE PHASE II STREET RECLAMATION PHASE III ENTERING THE ALLEYWAYS How can the Hoperaisers initiative in sports, arts and music upscale their active streetscapes into a replicable model for safer and inclusive informal settlements? Mobilizing community Engaging individuals in community Partnering local government Coordinating with exterior actors Landlords, UN-Habitat, Slum upgrading project Hoperaisers, Koch FM, Miss Koch, Chamas, Elders Households, Individuals, Cartels Nairobi City County, Police Station, Chief Center
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  63. 63. 63 www.ifhp.org I. EXHIBITION II. LABORATORY
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  65. 65. 65 www.ifhp.org The meeting explored how people construct and redefine places through self-organization in urban spaces elevating at the public debate the main issues emerging from these initiatives and inviting the participants to share insights and possible answers. How the logic of self-organizing systems can be integrated into long term urban policies becoming part of the process of city making? How this hidden energy can support and be better used to (re-)vitalize neglected urban public spaces? In a context rich in complexity, contradictions and inspirations, the IFHP lab has proposed a wide range of perspectives on the role played by public spaces today. From the space of protest and civic engagement of young people’s impact in their urban community across the world to an overview of international experiences where the positive impact of the local self-organisation networks when it comes to cultural, economic, social and spatial revitalization of the neglected (and sometimes vacant) inner-city urban public spaces, has made or is still making real and tangible changes within the community. And more, from placemaking intitiative sthatengagecitizensandpolicymakers to reshape neglected open spaces to experimental and creative governance process that engage different stakeholders in the creation of new public spaces, the lab has been the opportunityfortheactorscommittedin making public spaces the democratic representation of urban life, to look at the way forward starting from sharing each other’s experiences and debating results and expectations, failures and challenges they have met along the way.
  66. 66. 66 www.ifhp.org AGENDA 01. Opening and setting the stage Giulia Maci, IFHP 02. Panel discussions 1 and 2: “The State of Play” Moderator: Giulia Maci, Architect, project Manager at IFHP PANEL 1: Dynamic urban spaces: how to transform neglected areas in new community spaces 1. Urban Pockets, 2. “Dinamicittà”: co-design for urban renewal, 3. “Community and re-cycling of left-over micro spaces PANEL 2: Who believes in goverment anymore? Finding a balance between spontaneous actions and a comprehensive strategic approach to public spaces 1. “Urban Incubator in Belgrade”, 2. Avenida Tronco Workshop, 3. “Micro-design of public spaces in a shrinking city” 03. Panel discussions 3 and 4: Evolving practice and road ahead Moderator: Giulia Maci, Architect, project Manager at IFHP PANEL 3: From activism to civic engagement: how self-built projects shape sense of commons 1. YEI_Youth Engagement Index, 2. Suburbia as new frontier: a laboratory of self-built spaces in Viareggio”, 3. Urban care/Piazze Gioco/Forme di Spazi PANEL 4: The governance of the process: new scenarios 1. “The creation of urban furnitures with recycled materials”, 2. “Making cities together:planners becoming placemakers”, 3. “The experience of Plovdiv Architecture Week” 04. Conclusions: pulling together ideas and way forward Giulia Maci, Architect, project Manager at IFHP
  67. 67. 67 www.ifhp.org DYNAMIC URBAN SPACE HOW TO TRANSFORM NEGLECTED AREAS IN NEW COMMUNITY SPACES
  68. 68. 68 www.ifhp.org Walkthroughanymajorcityandyouwillseevacantland.Indenselypopulatedcitieswith sometimes few opportunities for new park or public area development, small vacant lots could provide a shared area of common life. These spaces, as potential threshold spaces, are to be appropriated through practices of communing, practices that rein- vent common spaces as a new form of social relations, communing practices. In some cases, neighbors have organized to transform these spaces into community amenities such as shared gardens or meeting places, in other cases the reactivation of empty spaces involves different local and international actors. The mainstream proliferation of ideas and practices of bottom-up initiatives urgently demands a shared understanding of notions of low-budget urbanism, urban flexibility, temporariness and ‘creativity’, and their implications for imagining cities to come.
  69. 69. 69 www.ifhp.org Urban Pockets Speaker: Farah Makki Architect, PhD candidate at EHESS in Paris, Urbego Co-founder Team URBEGO Urbego means city-metropolis in Esperanto, and it is a multidisciplinary platform of young, motivated and skilled professionals from all around the globe. The Urban Pocket program was launched by Urbego in 2014, with the aim of developing a co-creation strategyforreclaimingpublicspacesindifferentcitiesallaroundtheworld.Thefirstphase of the program saw Urbego interacting with local partners and communities in different Balkan cities, with the first community pocket park implemented in Tirana in 2015. In the program, Urbego operates contemporary at different scales. At a local level, it engages local communities of residents, helping them to take control of the open spaces around/between the places where they live. At a global scale, it provides a platform for sharing knowledge and expertises, acting as an intermediary between small organizations and international funders, as well as providing visibility in international contexts such as conferences and exhibitions. UrbanPocketsactsatamicroscaleinplacessuchascourtyards,neglectedcommunal spaces, backyards, parking lots, or wherever dysfunctional design, lack of resources or interest have produced redundant open spaces. Rather than replicating a fixed set of spatial solutions, Urban Pockets provides a methodology and tools for the
  70. 70. 70 www.ifhp.org implementation of each intervention, with Urbego expertises active on helping local communities in designing, financing, implementing and maintaining their projects. This extended program of micro interventions not only offers a cost-effective strategy of implementing and maintaining public open spaces, but due to its community based co- creation approach, it represents an effective way to address some of the problems of urban living, such as isolation and social exclusion, by enhancing local identities and sense of community. More info at www.urbego.org
  71. 71. 71 www.ifhp.org “Dinamicittà”: co-design for urban renewal Speaker: Giuseppe Roccasalva School of Architecture and Urban Planning, Polytechnic of Turin Team Students of the Polytechnic of Turin Project designed by Politecnico di Torino in collaboration with several municipalities of Piemonte Region. The project “dynamicity” started in September 2014 conducting actions of co-design of urban public spaces to be transformed. The project creates synergies and connections between academic research centers, schools, local associations and entrepreneurial and citizens with the aim to design strategies for regenerating public spaces. Different co-design projects have been successfully designed and implemented in Piemonte region and are now under the executive phase by local municipalities. The project design a specific process which try to embody innovative tools and assessment both in the analytic phase of a regeneration process and in the participation phase. This tool put together insight from the sociological field, the negotiation approaches and the design strategies in order to see simultaneously pro and cons of a public decisio. More info at More info: https://www.facebook.com wsdinamicitta?v=info&expand=1&nearby
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  73. 73. 73 www.ifhp.org Community and re-cycling of leftover micro spaces Speaker: Antonia di Lauro Mediterranean University of Reggio Calabria Team Rizemulab The Mediterrean University of Reggio Calabria, the Municipality of Condofuri and its inhabitants (schools, associations, artists and artisans) are collaborating to reactivate a neglected area. A design proposal has been selected A design proposal has been selected through a students’ competition. A participatory laboratory has been organized for the implementation of this proposal and the management of the area. The RizemuL@b is an occasion for inhabitants and local actors to take action and collaborate to improve the quality of places. The result is a garden that is a reinterpretation of some traditional elements, such as totems with local decorations, sitting places realized by local artisans or characteristic thatched roofs. The aim of this project is to engage the inhabitants, use recycled materials, engage the residents and unveil the local identity. More info at https://www.facebook.com/Rizemulab-803763783000980/timeline/
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  75. 75. 75 www.ifhp.org WHO BELIEVES IN GOVERNMENT ANY MORE? FINDING A BALANCE BETWEEN SPONTANEOUS ACTIONS AND A COMPREHENSIVE, STRATEGIC APPROACH TO PUBLIC SPACES
  76. 76. 76 www.ifhp.org Most development in cities occurs without any central planning yet cities continue to function, often quite effectively without any top-down control. Cities develop by filling the space available to them in different ways, at different densities and using different patterns to deliver the energy in terms of people and materials which enable their con- stituent parts to function. Plans and regulations are perceived almost as obstacles to reinvention. Today there is a collective realization that we need to accelerate processes and simplify the laws of urban planning. At the same time bottom up initiatives cannot provide long term, and comprehensive answers to cities’ complex needs. Laissez-faire thinking has resulted in unbalanced and exclusive urban environment. Small actions, big picture. We are still trying to find the balance.
  77. 77. 77 www.ifhp.org Urban incubator Speaker: Maja Popovic Architech, designer, researcher at Failed Architecture Team Urban Incubator Urban Incubator Belgrade (UIB) is a project, which contributes culturally to the re- development of a neglected Belgrade neighbourhood called Savamala. It was initiated by the Goethe Institute in Belgrade as a part of a larger international platform Weltstadt - Who Creates The City? UIB invited more than 10 local and international projects from the fields of art, architecture, urbanism and social engagement, to be active for one year in Savamala.
The project’ ambition was to improve the quality of life of the local residents, arguing strongly in favour of a city at a human scale, and aiming to encourage the residents of Savamala to take charge of their neighbourhood and its revitalisation. In order to achieve this ambition the project employed various bottom-up techniques, whichwereallmeanttostimulatecitizen’sparticipation.Thestimuliforthisparticipation came in the form of “injected” projects, which included different crowd sourcing initiatives, diverse creative practices and new forms of informal collaboration. This processofinvolvementofthelocalcitizensinthetransformationoftheirneighbourhood was intended to have a long-lasting effect. When UIB approached Savamala in 2012, the area was known for its continuos traffic, for the apparent lack of local communities, for the prostitution and its busy night life. Many buildings were vacated and in a state of dilapidation. The streets served mainly as
  78. 78. 78 www.ifhp.org transport connections used by heavy trucks –a constant source of noise and pollution. In the last couple of years the area has been gradually transformed into a vibrant neighbourhood, gaining the reputation of a cultural and night life hub where empty warehouses and derelict art nouveau buildings were being converted into cultural centres, creative industries, galleries and nightlife venues. Despite the recent dynamic development of the area, the lack of an active local community persists. Benefiting from this apathy in public activism, the current local government, in collaboration with an investor from Abu Dhabi, initiated a large scale development called Belgrade Waterfront. In an unusually short time, the local government adopted the necessary legislation with the intention of facilitating this large scaledevelopment.Consequencesoftheseactionswerestronglyfeltbythecommunity and the UIB initiatives in Savamala. At the moment the focus of the Association for the future falls on creating a sustainable environmentforcommunicationbetweencitizens.Animportantpartoftheparticipatory process would be the creation of stronger bonds between different citizens, who would become more conscious of the need for cooperation for achieving an improved urban environment. In this environment citizens would be active and would form collectives on specific topics, while authorities would become conscious facilitators of the civic actions. This process would be unthinkable without the participation of a new type of planning and design professionals who value engagement. More info at http://www.goethe.de/ins/cs/bel/prj/uic/enindex.htm
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  80. 80. 80 www.ifhp.org Beyond ruins: self-building after the earthquake Speakers: Prof. Moccia University of Naples, “Federico the 2nd” Arch. Salvatore Carbone, phd student Team sa.und.sa architetti + Paolo Mestriner In collaboration with DiARC, Università Federico II di Napoli In the town of Sant’Angelo dei Lombardi, all around the Church of Santa Maria, the time has crystallized impeding the regular process of “urban healing”: in November 23rd 1980 the collapse of the structure, which occurred during a celebration, has swept 40 people; since then the area has been gradually reabsorbed by nature. Beyond Ruins is an urban workshop with the aim to explore new prospects for recovery, seeing the temporary like a precious opportunity for a resilient existence and in the landscape care a unique opportunity to rediscover the territorial identity. The workshop consisted in planning and in self-construction of an intervention through the adoption of simple, repeatable and sustainable technologies and processes, able to develop and convey social cohesion by “doing architecture”. It has been divided into two stages: one analytical with group meetings aimed to ensuring the global coherence of the project and one other focused on the realization of the project.
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  82. 82. 82 www.ifhp.org Making Cities together: planners becoming placemakers Speaker: Naomi Hoogervorst Architect at FREEM open architecture and Placemakers Team Placemakers, IFHP , INTI In May 2015 the Placemaking Design Lab took place to develop new strategies for the public spaces in Nairobi, Kenya. The Lab is part of the ‘Making Cities Together’ project that is initiated by the International Federation of Housing and Planning (DK), the International New Town Institute (NL) and Placemakers (NL). Fast growing cities, like Nairobi, face serious challenges in developing into an inclusive and prosperous environment. The ‘Making Cities Together’ project aims to develop a sustainable, viable and long-term agenda for Nairobi’s public spaces as an entry point to urban development. The inventory phase, which was conducted in partnership with the Technical University of Kenya depicted Nairobi as a pioneer in participatory urban development. The inventory identified 17 socio-spatial initiatives across the city. The research was conducted together with an interdisciplinary group of students of the University of Nairobi(UoN)andguidedbyKUWA,alocalurbanplanningoffice.Theinitiativesinpublic spaces represent different zones in the city; Centre Business District, Neighborhoods and Informal Settlements and they represent different kinds of public spaces: streets,
  83. 83. 83 www.ifhp.org parks and court yards. These formed the basis for the Placemaking Design Lab. During the Lab, organised in partnership with UN-Habitat and DASUDA and supported by the DutchEmbassy,threeexpertteamsincollaborationwithlocalinitiatorswerechallenged to develop placemaking intervention strategies for three specific public spaces: Jeevanjee gardens; Korogocho street; Dandora court yards. The winning concept for Dandora will be implemented to serve as a benchmark for participatory urban design for public spaces. More info at http://makingcitiestogether.strikingly.com/
  84. 84. 84 www.ifhp.org FROM ACTIVISM TO CIVIC ENGAGEMENT HOW SELF-BUILT PROJECTS DO SHAPE SENSE OF COMMONS
  85. 85. 85 www.ifhp.org A shift from activism to civic engagement. The following actions have as a main result the creation of physical spaces but also the creation of communities, new values and a reconquered sense of belonging. They shape a renewed identity of the place re- connecting the citizens to the urban environment they belong to. The real challenge is “how to involve the people and keep them involved thoughout the process”.
  86. 86. 86 www.ifhp.org YEI_ Youth Engagement index Speaker: Simona Dobrescu Urbego Co-founder Team URBEGO Youth Engagement Index is a collaborative method to analyze in a consensual manner the participation of young people (18-34 years of age) in city affairs where they live. The method combines a series of quantitative and qualitative elements in collaboration with local actors. The three spheres analyzed look at the economic, politic-institutional and civic-culturalaspects.Theresearchtakesplaceinthreephases:evaluation(workshop), validation (through case studies and questionnaires) and knowledge exchange in terms ofpolicyformulationandpractice.ThemethodhasbeenappliedinValencia(Spain)and Medellin (Colombia), Bucharest (Romania) and London (United Kingdom). By bringing to the table municipalities across the world that have been facing the pressure of young generations together with other municipalities that have already managed to establish good communication and gain the trust of their young citizens will encourage leaders of urban centres to share knowledge and bring back home new ideas to act on. More info at www.urbegoyei.com
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  88. 88. 88 www.ifhp.org “The area was considered a ‘place of diversity’ and was rejected by the citizens of its borough”. The revitalization project of the “Fenice Park” arises from a common type of social commitment between the District of Varignano, in Viareggio, Italy and the Associati- one Araba Fenice with the aim to reintegrate marginalised people through social re- habilitation projects and community involvement. This intervention wanted to reveal new ways of understanding public space: rethink and reutilize a neglected space and open it to the public. The revitalization process has been approached as a therapeutic tool that allowed the start of a recovery process for the disadvantaged people going hand in hand with that of the green space. The energy invested by those marginalized people was oriented towards the actualization of a ‘meeting place’, where the old area could be restored and enjoyed through the interaction with the rest of the neighbour- hood. Therefore, this project was meant to turn a marginalizing space – a “non-place”, as Marc Augé would put it – into a significant place, symbol of rebirth for the whole borough. Through the creative process of territorial self-building, the extreme life conditions ,im- posed by the everyday difficulties, were creating new forces and energies, which were then projected onto the territory itself. More info at www.arabafeniceonlus.it/ Esperience of urban revitalization: the self planned Speaker: Emma A. Viviani Sociologist Team Araba Fenice Association
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  90. 90. 90 www.ifhp.org Urban care/Piazze Gioco/Forme Spazi Speaker: Silvia Cama Architect at Zerozone Team Zerozone The idea of ​​the project is aimed at increasing the aesthetic quality, that is the beauty, and the values ​​of the area in question, making it useful and usable by different types of people: children, youth, schools, families, the elderly, associations; with the times and in different ways depending on the seasons, times and the prospects for use according to new coordinates that interpretation. This intervention does not want to be merely a res- toration of the area, but action demonstration that the best strandard of urban comfort and use of resources with a set of experimental measures to aesthetic and functional value. The project would also trigger a regeneration process that has a attention across the spaces of the territory Genovese that at present are in fact virtual and unused. Objective of the project is to give the opportunity to share experiences through a live aware of public spaces. The project involved direct and indirect benefi- ciaries that in various forms and ways contributed to the design experience. More info at www.zerozoone.it/
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  92. 92. 92 www.ifhp.org THE GOVERNANCE OF THE PROCESS NEW SCENARIOS
  93. 93. 93 www.ifhp.org How smal bottom up intiatives can define a new model of democracy, participation and contribution to the city making processes in the vacuum of governance in the ur- ban planning agenda? Urban policies are questioned by the emergence of new urban actors, small private companies, NGOs, collectives, local associations whose ambi- tion is to enhance the awarness and understanding of urbanity’s issues and poten- tials. How do they act? They intiate concrete actions and become leaders of change. They adopt new approaches, they invent, engage diffent actors, stressing on the impor- tance of making everyone responsible towards the city.
  94. 94. 94 www.ifhp.org The creation of urban furniture with recycled materials Speaker: Melissa Capello Graduate in Science Education at the Institute Project Man Team TECHLAB TechLab is born in Chieri, in the Province of Turin and it is a public workshop where anyonecanpeekinand“gettheirhandsdirty”,experimentingwiththelatesttechnology, as well as with the raw material, giving shape to their dreams, with the wood and 3D printers! It is a common space where young people can get in touch with the craftsmanship and traditionofthe“know-how“sorootedinthatterritoryandimportantsymboloftheMade in Italy brand. Strong supporters of open-source culture and the open hardware, the founders of TechLabareinspiredbythemodeloftheFabLab,butwhattheyarebuildingissomething different.TechLabopeneditsdoorsonApril20of2013tobecomeaplacewhereyoung people and adults could get a look around and feel free to use the machines for laser cutting, 3D printers, cutters or tools to work the wood. In line with this approach they have developed a project of creation of urban furnitures with recycled materials with the engagement of the inhabitants of a particular disavantaged neighbourhood in the City of Chieri. Today the municipality itself recognizes the civic and cultural life of this project, and has decidedtoaccommodatetheminthespacesofthelibraryandlookatthemasrelevant interlocutor in the city making process.
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  96. 96. 96 www.ifhp.org Avenida tronco Workshop Speaker: Bernardina Borra Co-founder at SPcitI and partner at MILKTrain.eu Team FAU-PUCRS, SPcitI, IFHP In the informal settlements of Grande Cruzeiro, Porto Alegre, Brazil, live thousand of people. Since long a new avenue – the Avenida Tronco - has been planned to cross through all neighbourhoods to join two major arteries of the city. The project lied still for decades, until during the preparation for football world cup when the city got an economic injection that revived the Avenida project. The urge of the discussion, the housingrelocationduetodemolitionforthenewroad,andpoliticalpressurehadopened a favourable debate to consider how slum areas can become more connected to the rest of the city. According to the possible negative and positive impacts and benefits it can cause to its surroundings, the new 5,6 km long Avenida Tronco has been a catalyst for discussing and deciding upon a new perspective for the whole area it crosses. At that moment the Faculty of Architecture and Urban Design of PUCRS University and SPcitI,withthesupportofIFHP,initiatedalong-termprocesstoimprovelivelihoodinthe area. A multi-stakeholder workshop was the first step. The main goal was to collectively outline a transformation strategy and the first concrete projects related to the new frontage of the avenida but also beyond its edges, claiming legitimacy to the city from the inside of the slum.
  97. 97. 97 www.ifhp.org With this workshop we brought together different groups of stakeholders on location: local neighbourhood leaders and inhabitants, officials of various city departments from the municipality, and students of FAU PUCRS University. The inhabitants offered a room within the community building of AMAVTRON in Grande Cruzeiro. We have been working there together for 5 days setting up collaboration between participants. They were all together on equal base as “experts” in their own field assembled in one big working team. Thus the workshop enabled each participant to feel free to act as individual member, and in second place as representatives of a specific group or department. Several additional experts were invited too, for instance to give insights about grants from public banks as the Brazilian Caixa, or explain legal ins and outs of landregularizationandlegalizationproceduresthatcanbebroughtaboutbyinhabitants themselves. The Development Strategy document is the final agreement among all participants resulted out of the workshop. It is essentially a road map that defines the collective commitment for future projects to be pursued together. Especially concerning the time line, the Development Strategy is a tool for an open process development: further evolution in time will require new continuous assessments of the roadmap also in the form of new workshops. For this very reason the strategy has been included in a Commitmentbookwhichissummarisingtheoutcomeoftheworkshopbutalsooutlining furtherdevelopmentwithcommitmentsstatementsbyallparticipantsgroups.Recently the booklet was also officially presented to Mr. J. Fortunati, Porto Alegre’s mayor. It is just a beginning. More info at http://thespontaneouscityinternational.org/
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  99. 99. 99 www.ifhp.org ONE ARCHITECTURE WEEK Speaker: Ljubo Georgiev architect, director of the One Architecture Week Team One Architecture Week ONE ARCHITECTURE WEEK is an yearly festival for contemporary architecture and the city and it aims at raising the level of awareness about urbanity, at stimulating an active and responsible behaviour towards the city, as well as at initiating actions for a positive and visible improvement of the quality of architecture and urban planning of Bulgarian cities. ONE ARCHITECTURE WEEK started in 2008 as Sofia Architecture Week and changed its name to ONE due to its moving from Sofia to Plovdiv in 2013. One Architecture Week is part of the platform for contemporary culture ONE, also organiser of the festivals ONE DESIGN WEEK and ONE DANCE WEEK. Foundedin2002asanart,cultureandlifestylemagazine,EDNOhasrealisedmorethan 100 publications, concerts, parties, exhibitions, happenings, the book The Bulgarian NouvelleVague,variouscompetitions,andthefestivalsSofiaContemporaryandMellow MusicFestival.AllofthemturnONEintoasignificantandsustainedplatform,whichplays an important role in popularising contemporary culture, both in Bulgaria and abroad. More info at http://edno.bg/en/one-architecture-week-2015/the-festival
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  101. 101. 101 www.ifhp.org Speakers Moreno Baccichet, Professor at University of Venice (IUAV) Bernardina Borra, Founder and partner at SPcitI.org and MILKTrain.eu Silvia Cama, Architect at Zerozone Francesco Careri, Founder of Stalker/Osservatorio Nomade, Researcher at DIPSU-Roma Tre Antonia Di Lauro, Post-doc at Mediterranean University of Reggio Calabria Simona Dobrescu, Urbego Co-founder Marco Giovannone, Architect and Interior designer Naomi Hoogervorst, Architect at FREEM open architecture and Placemakers Paulo Horn Regal, Professor at Pontifical University of Rio Grande Giulia Maci, Architect, Project manager at IFHP and Urbego founder Farah Makki, Architect, PhD candidate at EHESS in Paris, Urbego Co-founder Francesco Moccia, Professor at University of Naples, “Federico the 2nd” Giuseppe Roccasalva, Research scientist at the School of Architecture and Urban Planning of Polytechnic of Turin Marichela Sepe, Professor at University of Naples, “Federico the 2nd” Emma Viviani, Director at Tuscany Department of ANS (National Association of Sociologists) and Founder of Araba Fenice
  102. 102. 102 www.ifhp.org The International Federation for Housing and Planning is a worldwide Community of professionals, researchers, academics and civil servants representing the broad field of housing and planning. The Community organizes a wide range of activities across the globe with the aim to foster cross-sectorial knowledge exchanges and “test” new solutions in response to the most pressing urban development challenges. As in previous editions, Biennial of Public Space will build on dozens of events Local, national and international, promoted by Public Administrations, University, Associations of citizens, Professional organizations and cultural, International Organizations, with the aim of comparing experiences, problems and good practices. The results will feed, together with parallel workshops and plenary sessions, in a final event hosted at the headquarters of Architecture of Rome (former slaughterhouse).
  103. 103. 103 www.ifhp.org From Rome to Porto Alegre The results of this exploration and comparison on the limits and potentials of actions of co-creation and self-built community spaces, are presented by IFHP at the 1st International Congress on Public Spaces that will be held in October 2015 in Porto Alegre, Brazil. The Congress is organised by the Faculty of Architecture and Urbanism of the PUCRS University (FAU-PUCRS). Among the main reasons, the dimensions of Brazilian cities, the great inequalities, car-domination and the strong influence of the market resulted in poor quality or absence of public spaces. Accessibility, maintenance, security, and real publicness for all socio-economic layers of the society, all are important topics of discussion. And of future action. This counts for cities in the entire world, all with their specific challenges. The congress aims to collect people and experience from all over the world, to interchange ideas, knowledge, and experiences. It wants to teach and inspire academics, policymakers, entrepreneurs and citizens. More information: http://www.pucrs.br/eventos/espacospublicos/index_eng.php.
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