Parks from many, parks for all

Interesting for urban planners and designers. What an opportunity this would be for Indian municipalities to take up!

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Petare, Bolivar Square, Alejandra Patty picture

Recently, the Espacio Foundation published a new book, Interventions in Public Spaces in Sucre Municipality” (Intervenciones de espacios públicos en barrios del municipio Sucre). The book documents a program set by Sucre Municipality, that since 2009 have built almost 30 small new public spaces deep inside Petare, one of the biggest and densest informal settlements in Caracas, and probably in Latin America. The parks are really beautiful, but beyond that, the unusual commitment of the many actors participating deserves a special recognition. We have asked Maria Mercedes Hernandez, landscape architect and professor at Simon Bolivar University, to share her experience. She worked in the program from the beginning, guiding the students working in the design of the parks.

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…“Interventions in Public Spaces in Sucre Municipality”, more than a book is a window open to a city concealed for many. Through it we’ll cross the limits between both cities and discover…

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About ramblinginthecity

I am an architect and urban planner, a writer and an aspiring artist. I love expressing myself and feel strongly that cities should have spaces for everyone--rich, poor, young, old, healthy and sick, happy or depressed--we all need to work towards making our cities liveable and lovable communities.

Posted on February 16, 2013, in Travel & Experiences. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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