Understanding streetscape design and temporary appropriation in Latin American cities: the case of Mexico City Centre

Jose Lara-Hernandez, Alessandro Melis, Silvio Caputo

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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 the
selected 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.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationUrban and Transit Planning: Advances in Science, Technology and Innovation (IEREK Interdisciplinary Series for Sustainable Development)
EditorsHocine Bougdah, A. Versaci, A. Sotoca, F. Trapani, M. Migliore, N. Clark
PublisherSpringer
Pages3-21
Number of pages19
ISBN (Electronic)978-3-030-17308-1
ISBN (Print)978-3-030-17307-4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 23 Jul 2019
Event2nd International Conference on Urban Planning and Architectural Design for Sustainable Development - Catania, Italy
Duration: 25 Oct 201727 Oct 2017

Publication series

NameAdvances in Science, Technology and Innovation
PublisherSpringer
ISSN (Print)2522-8714
ISSN (Electronic)2522-8722

Conference

Conference2nd International Conference on Urban Planning and Architectural Design for Sustainable Development
Abbreviated titleUPADSD
CountryItaly
CityCatania
Period25/10/1727/10/17

Keywords

  • temporary appropriation
  • Mexico city centre
  • streetscape design

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