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Spatial configuration and temporary appropriation of public spaces in Latin American cities: the case of the world heritage centre of Mexico City

Lara Hernandez, Jose Antonio, Melis, Alessandro, Caputo, Silvio (2018) Spatial configuration and temporary appropriation of public spaces in Latin American cities: the case of the world heritage centre of Mexico City. In: Hawkes, Dean and Bougdah, Hocine and Ibrahim, Hatem, eds. Towards Sustainable Communities: Proceedings of the International Conference on Urban Planning and Architectural Design for Sustainable Development, October 30-31, 2017, Lecce, Italy. . Routledge ISBN 978-1-138-05114-0. (The full text of this publication is not currently available from this repository. You may be able to access a copy if URLs are provided) (KAR id:72375)

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Abstract

A vast literature discusses the physical attributes of built environment for the purpose of creating lively and inclusive public spaces for the sake of its temporary appropriation by citizens. Here the term temporary appropriation is defined as the act in which people use public spaces to carry out individual or collective activities other than the purpose that the space was originally designed for. The paper reviews relevant literature and analyses urban design elements of the spatial configuration of the street that are related to the temporary appropriation. Its main objective is to identify urban design elements of spatial configuration of the street supporting diversity of temporary appropriation and explore this relationship in Mexico City Centre. The analysis and the study of theselected case study may provide insight and contribute to a better understanding of this relationship (appropriation and spatial configuration) within heritage city centres in Latin American cities."

Item Type: Conference or workshop item (Paper)
Subjects: N Visual Arts > NA Architecture
Divisions: Divisions > Division of Arts and Humanities > Kent School of Architecture and Planning
Depositing User: Silvio Caputo
Date Deposited: 29 Nov 2020 11:56 UTC
Last Modified: 16 Feb 2021 14:02 UTC
Resource URI: https://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/72375 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
Caputo, Silvio: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-8344-0321
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