Ecosistema Urbano believes that the revitalization of urban life is not obtained merely by architecture alone, but by focusing on solutions which encompass all aspects of the city system. Regenerating the networks of social, environmental, and physical elements plants the seed for flourishing, liveable urban communities. The ecological reconfiguration of Philadelphia uses the city’s strong history of citizen participation to develop a sustainable and economically-viable landscape.
The new Philadelphia will be built over itself by its citizens. Our proposal intends to generate the strategical mechanisms as a starting point for the self reparation of the urban tissue.
The strategical concepts are:
Ecological-corridors: Intervention strategy based on the concentration of budget and effort on a structural-line of program and activity. They will connect high percentage urban-void areas with Downtown, creating new connections with the existing green areas network.
New-ecological-mobility: The new-Philly-urban-landscape will be characterised by a new-generation of ecological-vehicles (technological velo-taxis, bicycles…) that will be used through the ecological-corridors making possible fast and customized connections between urban-catalysts and Downtown and creating link points with the existing-transportation-network.
Urban-catalysts: dynamizer-focus of Philadelphia-urban-scene. Connected with Downtown through the ecological-corridors-network, they will be strategically placed in areas with high percentage of urban-voids, at time-distance linked to the new-ecological-mobility-plan.