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International Symposium workshop The Anatomy of an Island, at Vis, Croatia. 2013 / Urban Strategies to Regenerate Indian Public Space. Almudena Cano Pineiro. Thesis Special* // Indian Public Space. Student: Almudena Cano Pineiro school: Escuela Técnica Superior de Arquitectura de Madrid (ETSAM) Critics: Luis Basabe Montalvo title: Urban Strategies to Regenerate Indian Public Space -A case study of Pols in Ahmedabad This research explores potential methodologies for urban interventions in historic city centers.

Almudena Cano Pineiro. Thesis Special* // Indian Public Space

The traditional fabric of those areas is currently facing the effects of external forces resulting from rapid development and intense socio-economic pressures. urban fabric // Ramblinginthecity. For a low-income person in a city like Gurgaon, owning a legal home is a distant dream.


During my field trips, I have spoken to scores of families that belong to Gurgaon and its surrounding areas that have invested in unauthorized colonies (usually plotted from agricultural land) bought on power of attorney basis from landowners. URBZ, un groupe d'urbanistes, l'intention de réaménager les bidonvilles de Mumbai, sans les raser - vie et le style. Sixty per cent of Mumbai’s population lives in slums,” says Rahul Srivastava, co-founder, URBZ.

URBZ, un groupe d'urbanistes, l'intention de réaménager les bidonvilles de Mumbai, sans les raser - vie et le style

“But that is not necessarily a bad thing. La régénération urbaine: friches plus. Life June 2013 Run-down parts of cities are often left to decay, but now architects and urban planners around the world are being commissioned to revitalise these neglected areas, as Vision finds out Alyn Griffiths 1 / 5Click main image to enlarge People now value the slums as functioning parts of the city with their own dynamics and economic power.

La régénération urbaine: friches plus

The rhetoric has turned towards upgrading by creating points of connection and transport Justin McGuirk, Architecture writer, critic and curator In 2008, the proportion of the global population living in cities reached 50 per cent for the first time. Masterplanning projects generally involve vast financial and logistical operations that can take years or even decades to implement. E-Oculus - AIA chapitre de New York et le Centre d'Architecture.

Incremental Housing Strategy in Pune, by Urban Nouveau.

e-Oculus - AIA chapitre de New York et le Centre d'Architecture

Urban Nouveau Rapid urbanization can be a good thing — sometimes. Cities can provide economic opportunities for their residents and act as incubators for innovation and creativity, remarked Yamina Djacta, deputy director of the New York Office of the United Nations Human Settlements Programme. On the other hand, population growth overburdens cities’ resources when it isn’t planned for properly, leading to the growth of slums and environmental problems, she added. in Urban Poverty_rpt 1106_0. Urbanisme. Course name: User Generated Cities Location: Mumbai, Bengaluru,Dharavi (Mumbai) URBZ evolved a programme that included a series of different activities on the theme ‘User Generated Cities’.


Between 7 January 2009 – 27 February 2009, URBZ worked with four graduate students from the Srishti School of Design’s CEMA Programme (Centre for Experimental Media Arts) starting with a stint of fieldwork in Mumbai, wherein they worked closely with the Columbia – JJ Studio in Dharavi, on our Heaps Decent project with Paul Devro and Bappi Lahiri and then on the URBZ system itself, besides spending a good amount of time on readings and discussions about ‘user generated cities’, how to recognize and nurture them. Details of the Course Basic Ideas Misconceptions & Assumptions: People do not have the necessary skills to invest in urban developmentUrban Planning needs a top-down decision making structureKnowledge about cities lies amongst experts. Essential Questions: Knowledge/ Understandings Gained: Meier, R.

Urbanism. La maison INCRÉMENTAL. Stratégie de logement incrémentale par Filipe Balestra et Sara Göransson. Architects Filipe Balestra and Sara Göransson have developed a strategy to develop informal slums into permanent urban districts through a process of gradual improvement to existing dwellings instead of demolition and rebuilding.

Stratégie de logement incrémentale par Filipe Balestra et Sara Göransson

Update: this project is included in Dezeen Book of Ideas, which is on sale now for £12. Developed in Bombay, India, the Incremental Housing Strategy is intended to allow districts to improve organically without uprooting communities. A pilot project will be implemented in Pune, India but the architects believe the strategy could be appropriate in any country with similar urban conditions.

The architects have developed three house typologies (below) consisting of simple frames that allow for later expansion. "After creating works for Rem Koolhaas at OMA/ AMO, Neutelings Riedijk, NL architects, and Thomas Sandell, I found it essential to search for the opposite experience: to work for the ones who cannot pay," says Balestra.

Above: Life inside a kaccha house I. Incrémental urbanisme et l'art de revitalisation. Sometimes, large-scale urban changes need to be made one step at a time.

Incrémental urbanisme et l'art de revitalisation

The concept of incremental urbanism is gaining traction in some communities. Although economics and planning are considered sciences, it seems that "quality of place" is best captured when revitalization is approached as an art. Science is filled with models, many of which are all too familiar. However, it seems that many of the models employed in our economic revitalization efforts are just not working. As some groups try to identify a magic bullet that will turn around struggling (read: surviving) communities, others look to a more organic, connected solution that is better suited to our economic, political, and social culture. “A lot of people have been using that term 'incremental urbanism,' and I think to us it just describes smaller, modest projects focused on place making vs. the alternative, which would be development as usual,” explains Pullman.

Economic vs. Making Connections Another Magic Bullet?