Parks from many, parks for all
Interesting for urban planners and designers. What an opportunity this would be for Indian municipalities to take up!
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.
…“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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