URBAN AGENCYADAPTIVE URBANISM: NO MORE IDLE SPACESto manage knowledge cities@manufernandezCo-design for social creativity
MANU FERNÁNDEZAs a researcher and urban policy consultant for the lastten years, I have always been involved in projectsrelating to local sustainability and analysis of urbaneconomies.I am currently working as a freelance in three areas:adaptive strategies to cope with the economiccrisis, the intersection of digital and social perspectivesof bottom-up smart cities and, finally, the actionsto boost economic revitalization in cities.URBAN STRATEGISTmanufer2007@gmail.comwww.ciudadesaescalahumana.org@manufernandezAdvisory Board ofUrbanIxDSteering Committee ofSmart City ExhibitionBologna 2013
ADAPTIVE CITIESCAN WE AFFORD TO HAVE SO MANY SPACES NOT BEING USED?A NEED TO ADAPT SOME ASSUMPTIONS AND BUSINESS AS USUALPRACTICES IN PLANNING TO ALLOW TRANSITIONAL USES IN THEMEANTIMEVACANT LOTSCLOSED SHOPSABANDONED FACTORIESUNDERUSED PUBLIC FACILITIESPARALYZED URBAN DEVELOPMENTS
THE LIMITS OF PLANNINGWE ARE GOOD PLANNERS WHEN THINGS ARE CERTAIN, BUTPLANNING FAILS TO OFFER SOCIAL VALUE UNDERUNCERTAINTY – FORMALISTIC AND REACTIVE
ADAPTIVE URBANISMWHAT´S THE TRADICIONAL ANSWER TO VACANT LOTS?WHAT´S THE TRADICIONAL WAY TO MANAGE LARGESCALE URBAN DEVELOPMENTS?
596 ACRES (NEW YORK)FROM VACANT SPACES TO COMMUNITY RESOURCES
THE CINEROLEUM (LONDON)FROM DERELICT INFRASTRUCTURE TO CINEMA
NEWHAM (LONDON)FROM ABANDONED SITE TO CIVIC CENTRE
LENTSPACE (NEW YORK)FROM VACANT LOT TO PUBLIC SQUARE
INTENSIFICATION OF USE IN PUBLIC SPACESTESTING ALTERNATIVE USES OR NEW PRACTICESNEW RESOURCES FOR CREATIVE LOCAL ECONOMY BOOSTFOCUS ON COLLABORATIVE PROCESSESBEYOND ECONOMIC CAPITALBENEFITS OF ADAPTIVE STRATEGIES
XTHE INTELLIGENCE OF A CITY IS ON THE STREETS“Cities have the capability of providingsomething for everybody, only because, andonly when, they are created by everybody.”Jane Jacobs, The Death and Life ofGreat American Cities
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