common ground |

common ground |

complex mixture The uses and functions of daily life in these neighborhoods go beyond the public, and the collective and social are evident, among the winding streets, intricate hills, cobbled sections, mudflats, pocket parks, and areas inaccessible to vehicles. The community developed the local space. Beneath the endless skyline of Bogotá, the plazas paradoxically have a lively public life, which formally planned areas may crave. Each intersection is instinctively shared, and private terraces set up the public space and converge into random scenes, conversations, and meetings.

Outer neighborhoods It is framed by forest reserves, erected on public lands. The nature of the residential areas depends on the conditions of the land, which vary according to the location of the houses and also determined by the management of risks and climatic changes in the city. The urban renewal of these neighborhoods on the outskirts of Bogota has been encouraged by the local authorities, and this investment is clearly visible, like the view from the center of the capital.

Sharing and co-creating With the local community designing public spaces, it transforms these self-grown dwellings into progressive human settlements. Amid scarcity and poor infrastructure, every household seeks entrepreneurship at the local level, so that the neighborhood is diversified, and productivity is focused on commerce at street level for each home. The so-called “shop” often has many services, serving as a supermarket, carpentry workshop, laundry, stationery sales and even a meeting place to share locally brewed beer. The neighborhoods are full of vibrant morning activity, and function as small towns, where the mission is to build on what has already been built and give an identity to the urban space.

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Although urban planning Of neighborhoods facilitating a practical rhythm of life for the community, with effective access to public services, readable spaces and easy orientation, planned urban spaces require adaptation to social diversity that enables immediate spaces of solidarity and sustains living. To ensure this, it is essential that the design forms and styles create a conscious experience of the inhabited spaces and allow naturally the formation of identity from the diverse use of the area.

This identity in the end In the sense of neighbourhood. Working on this foundation is social support, nurturing urban habitats and their traditions, and identity formation from sustainable neighborhood landscapes. So, is the challenge of public architecture to evoke natural and spontaneous encounters that allow for collective exchange? Experienced architecture will raise awareness and stimulate collaboration, as well as a balanced distribution of services and care for the common space.

If it is informal, The unplanned city self is to build on what is being built, maintain and strengthen social ties, the formal and planned city requires alternatives for socialization, the interaction of built space and the redefining and evaluation of the different ways of creating a city. We can build neighborhoods that are more inclusive, as public urban space is ultimately a common ground between planned and unplanned neighborhoods.

Giuliana Catalina Perez Rodriguez
Architect, worked for 6 years for urban planning authorities in Bogotá, with responsibility for the integration of social sustainability.
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