Almost two years after the onset of a global pandemic, one thing is clear: the pandemic will permanently change the world and its systems. Nowadays, reflection on public space is crucial within a more sustainable and inclusive development at the urban scale, also amplified by the ongoing experience of the pandemic that still persists. Public space offers a true opportunity to test new urban and social models, thus becoming a principal catalyst for positive changes in the entire urban context. It is therefore necessary to re-establish a relationship between public space and its inhabitants, providing a system of proximity by highlighting the human and non-human dimensions and consequent-ly connecting services, relationships, and opportunities. Acting on public spaces is the first step in the development of innovative urban transformations, generated by collaborative phenomena working in the collective interest. The use of participatory practices within design processes favours a reconnection between people and territory, generating a shared sense of belonging that leads to taking care of one’s own places. The reversibility of the intervention and its adaptability are key characteristics that allow experimentation with new ways of experiencing public spaces and responding to unforeseen experiences, thus accommodating the inevitable changes in society. This scientific contribution aims to outline distinctive points of view on the planning strategies implemented in the pandemic and post-pandemic period to achieve intelligent transformations on small and large urban scales with an impact that range from the short to long-term, thus shaping future cities.

Inmaterial. Diseño, Arte y Sociedad

L. Galluzzo;A. Borin
2021

Abstract

Almost two years after the onset of a global pandemic, one thing is clear: the pandemic will permanently change the world and its systems. Nowadays, reflection on public space is crucial within a more sustainable and inclusive development at the urban scale, also amplified by the ongoing experience of the pandemic that still persists. Public space offers a true opportunity to test new urban and social models, thus becoming a principal catalyst for positive changes in the entire urban context. It is therefore necessary to re-establish a relationship between public space and its inhabitants, providing a system of proximity by highlighting the human and non-human dimensions and consequent-ly connecting services, relationships, and opportunities. Acting on public spaces is the first step in the development of innovative urban transformations, generated by collaborative phenomena working in the collective interest. The use of participatory practices within design processes favours a reconnection between people and territory, generating a shared sense of belonging that leads to taking care of one’s own places. The reversibility of the intervention and its adaptability are key characteristics that allow experimentation with new ways of experiencing public spaces and responding to unforeseen experiences, thus accommodating the inevitable changes in society. This scientific contribution aims to outline distinctive points of view on the planning strategies implemented in the pandemic and post-pandemic period to achieve intelligent transformations on small and large urban scales with an impact that range from the short to long-term, thus shaping future cities.
Casi dos años después del inicio de la pandemia, una cosa es evidente: la pandemia cambiará de forma permanente el mundo y sus sistemas. Hoy en día, la reflexión sobre el espacio público es crucial para un desarrollo más sostenible e inclusivo a escala urbana, que debe tener en cuenta la actual experiencia con la pandemia. El espacio público es una oportunidad real para testar nuevos conceptos urbanos y sociales, con-virtiéndose así en el principal catalizador de transformaciones positivas en todo el contexto urbano. Por consiguiente, es necesario restablecer la relación entre el espacio público y sus habitantes y proporcionar un sistema de proximidad que ponga de relieve las dimensiones humanas y no-humanas y que, en consecuencia, vincule los servicios, las relacio-nes y las oportunidades. Actuar en el espacio público es el primer paso para el desarrollo de transformaciones urbanas innovadoras, genera-das por fenómenos de colaboración que trabajan en aras del interés colectivo. El uso de prácticas participativas dentro de los procesos de diseño favorece la reconexión entre las personas y el territorio, gene-rando un sentido de pertenencia compartido que lleva a cuidar de los propios lugares. La reversibilidad de la intervención y su adaptabilidad son características clave que permiten experimentar con nuevas formas de vivir los espacios públicos y responder a experiencias imprevistas, acomodándose así a los inevitables cambios de la sociedad.Esta aportación científica pretende exponer puntos de vista distintivos sobre las estrategias de planificación aplicadas en el periodo pandé-mico y postpandémico para lograr transformaciones inteligentes a pequeña y gran escala urbana con un impacto de corto a largo plazo que darán forma a las ciudades del futuro.
escenarios postpandémicos, espacios públicos, resiliencia, acciones temporales, transformaciones permanentes
post-pandemic scenarios, public spaces, resilience, short-term actions, long-term change
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