Impact of the service economy and participatory planning on urban equality

OVERVIEW

In Havana, the team are examining the impact of the service economy and participatory planning on urban equality across three policy levels (the national, civic, and local), and within four focus sites. 

 
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Working closely with focus groups and partners, the KNOW Havana team are interrogating the delivery, the policy, the organisational, and the citizen spheres of research, across four key focus areas. Alamar, Central Havana, The Bay, and Revolution Plaza. Each of the four cases illustrates specific components of the general urban situation.

Alamar

This site represents the new towns that emerged fifty years ago as a urban typology to answer the increasing housing demand

Bahia de la Habana 

This site deals with a large area undergoing rapid transformation. Because of its location within the urban structure, alongside a loaded symbolism and meaning within the cities collective meaning, its transformation will heavily determine how other parts of Havana develop in the near future. Consequently, the Bay area has the potential capacity to mitigate the current territorial imbalances.

Centro Habana

This site is representational of the old city and traditional historic centre 

Plaza de la Revolución

The site engages with the accelerated ageing population within Cuban Society. The research recognises the challenges of this specifically vulnerable group and understanding what prosperity (and the tools to achieve it) will be different to other focus sites. 

 
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Meeting with Habitat Project in Remedios
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havana team

City Partner Havana

Urban Research & Action Group, Instituto Superior Politécnico José Antonio Echeverria (CUJAE) 

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Cazanave Macías

City Partner Havana

Urban Research & Action Group, Instituto Superior Politécnico José Antonio Echeverria (CUJAE) 

KNOW Havana supports a cohort of young researchers formed under the principles of trans-disciplinary, coproduction-based research. As they take part on the different research tasks they will produce papers, articles and other publications. The team will also engage a cohort of four master students made of experienced planners inscribe in the Master on Planning (MOTU) ran by CUJAE. Around 20 diploma students will make their theses linked to the project.

Our Investigators

Adrián González González
Rubén Bancroft 
Camila de León 
Yanamari Bancroft 
Javier G Bejerano

HAVANA PARTNER
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Co-Production

Impact of the service economy & participatory planning 

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Comparison 

Prosperity & equality 

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Practice

University as a national broker for Urban Equality

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Education

Transdisciplinary and translocal learning

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