Filipe Balestra offers up amazing insights into building in the urban villages of Rio de Janerio and India.
"Presentation of the Day" on February 21, 2013.
Beatrice Moretti and Paola Sabbion are architects from URBAN LAB. In this presentation, they cover a project called the new City Urban Planning. The project involved the announcement of the Genoa Urban Plan 2010 through the publication of the Urban Lab Notebooks, and the staging of the exhibition "Genoa Today, Genoa Tomorrow" in December 2011, an extraordinary instrument of participation and opportunity for discussion. (in Italian)
Patrick Piuma -- organizer of PKN Louisville -- develops a case for the need for more density in Louisville, particularly a dense, modern neighborhood just south of downtown in an effort to provide more housing options and position Louisville for the new century of global competition for talent and to improve the city's quality of place.
In Breda is ruim 160 ha braakliggend terrein, waarvan het merendeel direct aan het centrum grenst. Dit is ongeveer even groot als Breda Centrum zelf. BRAAK! wil voorkomen dat deze terreinen veranderen in 'blindspots' en ziet volop mogelijkheden om de terreinen te benutten voor tijdelijke projecten. Projecten die verrassen, inspireren of tot nadenken stemmen.
Archigraphus invents and builds all kinds of constructed interventions in architectural and urban space. By confronting people with architecture, landscape and urbanism in a playful, entertaining and hopefully sustainable way, Archigraphus creates a sense of acceptance, always re-thinking the awareness of the spot and its position in past, present and future.
Esther Gerrard, a Landscape Architect, Bloom Fringe Festival Curator and project manager in Construction and Healthcare reform talks about green spaces and urban acupunture.
'I'm fascinated about liveability in cities and our use and greening of public spaces and my work is inspired by my passionate belief that cities are dynamic, spontaneous and great places and that they can provide for the multitude of needs and possibilities which we explore in the Bloomfringe festival.'
Do you know where is the biggest urban forest in the world? It's in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil! The backyard of the house where Julia Taddei grew up is part of this forest, called Floresta da Tijuca.
Julia tells you more about the relationship between the "Cariocas", the inhabitants of Rio de Janeiro, with the forest, and the fact that it is not a native forest but rather the result of a major reforestation project undertaken around 150 years ago.