TaMaLaCatuttamialacitta’Small Participated Steps to Urban Micro‐RegenerationsRecount of an experience of participatory planning in the city of Sassari Paola Idini P l Idi i TaMaLaCa Gruppo di ricerca e azione per la città dei diritti Laboratorio di Analisi e Modelli per la Pianificazione (LaMP) Dipartimento di Architettura, Design, Urbanistica dell’Università di Sassari
TaMaLaCatuttamialacitta’Methodological ReferencesUrban Rights in developed countries. Urban Quality of Life and the right of every person with its specificities to reach a b l f f d h h f h f hgood level of urban quality of life. Develop projects and actions starting from people (which are citizens and inhabitants) and specificities (of person, of places, of spaces). Sen A., 2010; Brown A., Kristiansen A. (2009); Sennet R. (2003).
TaMaLaCatuttamialacitta’Objective: to build together different chances of reconquest of urban environments, from specific needs to the common benefit.Working method: focuses on deny urban rights of one of the most marginal group of citizens: children.We believe that working on children specificities can be a good way to promote urban quality of life, to every citizen’s benefit .Ward C. (1978 ); Paba G. (1998), (2006),(2009).
TaMaLaCatuttamialacitta’Ideas of PaC project[Periferie al Centro. Bambine e bambini alla conquista della città]Objective of PaC is: to promoting quality of urban life starting from specificities of places and direct contribution of children children.Anchor points of PaC:A h i f P C•To work on derelict and marginal urban areas•To work inside schools with school communities•To activate and develop participatory process without to predetermine results
TaMaLaCatuttamialacitta’ PaC from 2005 until now 8 districts 14 schools a lot of projects and actions
TaMaLaCatuttamialacitta’PortaColoriIt contains every PaC fundamental ingredients: a derelict urban area, a schoolmade by a strengthen and active community, a big wish of change.PortaColori is the result of a participatory design process with children, teachersand parents last 5 years.It is a first realization of a wider project: the reconquest of the elementary schoolplayground in a critical district of Sassari, called Monte Rosello.
TaMaLaCatuttamialacitta’PortaColoriP C l iNow it is an effective public space, lived by different users during all day time.
TaMaLaCatuttamialacitta’Steps of PortaColori Project –Process_1Activation of participatory planning laboratories with about150 children, 70 teenagers, 8 teachers, a lot of parents.Laboratories and some outcomes
TaMaLaCatuttamialacitta’Steps of PortaColori Project –Process_1Some children’s wishes:• to leave the space free and accessible to everyone (especially to disabled p y ( p y people).• to have a welcoming tidy colourful and soft space welcoming, tidy, colourful, space.• to have a protected space where “to play and to look at the others playing” and where “to stay and to talk with friends”. to friends
TaMaLaCatuttamialacitta’Steps of PortaColori Project –Process_2Translation of common wishes and needs into an executive project,and realization.The space before intervention and under construction
TaMaLaCatuttamialacitta’Steps of PortaColori Project –Process_2Translation of common wishes and needs into an executive project,and realization.The space under construction
TaMaLaCatuttamialacitta’Steps of PortaColori Project –Process_2Fundamental common criteria of project:• to build a space that does not communicate any prohibitions. On the contrary itshould invite to fantasy and unconventional use, respecting the safety schoolrules. u es• to build a “contagious” space, which can create possibilities of bigger urbantransformations.transformationsWard C. (1978 ); Francis M. (1987); Paba G. (1998), (2006),(2009).
TaMaLaCatuttamialacitta’Steps of PortaColori Project –Process_3To live and care the re‐conquered space.Now it is an effective public space, lived by different users during all day time.
TaMaLaCatuttamialacitta’Steps of PortaColori Project –Process_3To live and care the reconquest space.Some details: creative handrails and graffiti.
TaMaLaCatuttamialacitta’ConclusionsPortaColori has product different kind of results: urban, social, pedagogical.It opens the school to the district and the district to the school.But the best result reached through this small project, it is to demonstrate g p j ,everybody –children, parents, teachers, political representatives, citizens– that itis possible to work well together to reach common purposes purposes,and to show that it is possible to think and to build together a child‐friendly city,for children of all ages ages.Paba G. (2006)
TaMaLaCatuttamialacitta’Future directionsNew PaC steps now are moving beyond the border of school spaces spaces.It is an extension of our reasoning with school’s community beyond the wall thatdivides school and district district.Perhaps we would gradually decide together that that wall is unnecessary.Michelucci G.(1949); Ward C.(1978).
TaMaLaCatuttamialacitta’ Thank you for your attention y y Paola Idini