SENSITIVE CARTOGRAPHY AND URBAN ACTIONS


A methodology engaging the residents stories, uses and the local ecological issues. Overlaps of assets identify key-(f)actors for regeneration and lead to taylored urban actions using local ressources

SUMMARY
1 - A three-dimensional MAPPING SYSTEM:
The first dimension addresses the neighborhoods self-esteem. Key-residents are identified and individually interviewed, focusing on the places they connect to, with PERSONAL STORIES AND USES. A map gathers all collected assets for each neighborhood. It is printed and displayed within the community.

The second and third dimensions are concerned with the mapping of LOCAL AMBIENT CONDITIONS in the public space: direct sunlight , wind and noise ; and with LOCAL MOVEMENT RECOMMENDATION : stay, short way, walk.

Based on these maps, proposals of parameter interaction, hybrid assets, mixed-uses are discussed in a DIALOGUE PROCESS with the residents and the city Council services. They draw opportunities for the expression of the community voice, and define a set of critical places and key-parameters for local regeneration. Stabilized proposals lead to designing solutions to be implemented through urban actions.

2 - ACTIONS are micro-projects designed for their ability to transform or spread. They engage groups of residents, promoting a SENSE OF OWNERSHIP.
Digital social networking solutions enlarge the scope and strengthen the structuring effect of each action.

A pilot micro-project is tested in a critical neighborhood. The use of LOCAL MAINTENANCE SYSTEMS AND LOCAL RESOURCES is challenged.
According to results, a set of patterns is established, framing the implementation of actions in other neighborhoods.