Venue: Bella Center - B3 M1-2
13:15 - 14:45
Public space is like an open space, that induces the communication among the users. It has several alternatives: can walk freely, having each one the right of going and coming, of practicing activities, whether it be leisure, or sporting, of improving the physical and mental health, becoming better the quality of life of the people among many others.
This space returns to the Antiquity, in Greece, with the creation of “Agora” the first space of policy discussion among the citizens of Athens, that gives rise to the democracy, before taking any decision of the government’s authorities.
These open spaces had been transforming themselves along the centuries through the urbanization of the cities.
The specificities of these spaces at current epoch are different from culture to culture on the several regions of the world. They can be symbols of power, of divisions of social classes, but at the same time they can be converging spaces. For example, the element water, the presence of green, musical shows serve the attraction for people to settle on these spaces.
Some technological innovations were brought to these open spaces in this twenty-first century, through the laiser, that take several colored lights and transformed themselves at night.
The final aim is to promote the well-being of all people providing the personal and collective interaction as much physical as psychological.
INTRODUCTION: Maria José Gomes Feitosa
01. THE WATER AS CONDUCTOR OF THE SPACE
Belarmino Luvita Barros dos Santos
“Rio Seco green network”
“Capibaribe crossings. National Contest of Walkways in Recife – Brazil” – Organized by Institute of Architects of Brazil – Architects: Lais Petra, Cristiano Borba, Bruno Firmino, Natan Nigro
Florence Nyole and Annabel Nyole
“Public Spaces for Nairobi: the Nairobi River as a Public Spaces”
Moderator: Natalia Brener Maceiras
02. RETHINKING THE SPACE
Jorge Sainz Cardona/Vania Calle Quispe
“Communal Public Spaces: The Intinerant Fairs (Qhatu) In the of “EL Alto”
“Emergence of the “informal” Public Space in the Chinese City”
“Impact of Provisions of Public Spaces in growing cities: Kigali”
Moderador: Rui Leão
03. THE ENVIRONMENT ALLIED TO PUBLIC SPACES
Edelmira Nina Machaca
“Human settelments and degradation of the natural landscape heritage – ciudad de La Paz”
Misael Serrano/Rosario Julieta Cardozo
“Characteristics, Functionality, Benefits and Influence of Urban Parks on the Population of the city of Santa Cruz de La Sierra”
Deniz Incedayi/Selcen Coskun
“A discussion on the sustainability of the heritage values a modern public space Taksim Square in Istambul”
Moderator: Florence Nyole
04. THE INNOVATION GOING INTO THE PUBLIC SPACES
“Using infrastructure development to create the public realm and reconcile the scale of the old city: 2 cases of transportation projects for the Barra district in Macau”
Natalia Brener Maceiras
“Tactical urbanism as an innovative tool to move towards sustainable urban mobility”
Moderator: Belarmino Luvita dos Santos
CONCLUSIONS: Maria José Gomes Feitosa