Urbanism Topics: Edible landscape typologies in strategic planning to promote ecological urbanism in the district of Bad Cannstatt - Stuttgart, Germany
Guest authors: Isabela L. Tavares, Jonas Bailey-Athias
Blog post background: Complementing MCTspaceLab’s Tree per House Initiative (TpHI) Link to full toolkit: (pages 1-12 arabic, 14-25 english), we bring forth a case study research with theoretical insights on the thematic topics of tactical urbanism and the relationship with urban ecology via showcasing an article developed by two students of Integrated Urbanism and Sustainable Design at the University of Stuttgart, in Germany.
The TpHI strives to encourage the users of Muscat, to take ownership of their outdoor spaces. Following the discourse of tactical urbanism, the short-term goal of TpHI combines the methods of foraging and pop-up urbanism in order to encourage the residents to plant a tree per house between their parking space and the street. The presented article below, well elaborates these two concepts with thought out examples. Furthermore, supporting the long-term vision of TpHI of developing a pedestrian street in the neighborhood, the article showcases the importance of understanding the urban regulations and functions, keeping in mind the concept of sustainable community development and local governance. Lastly, under the current events of COVID-19, the article presents the application of public participation methods through the perspective of a new paradox of social interaction in a post-pandemic city.
The research presented in the article was developed as part of the studio Integrated Research and Design II, a core subject of the Integrated Urbanism and Sustainable Design master course from the University of Stuttgart. The class, developed through online platforms during the new-normal system, was held from April to July of 2020. It was coordinated by Prof. Dr. Leonie Fischer together with Msc. Shaharin Elham Annisa from SI - International Urbanism Institute and M.A. Aaron Schirrmann, from the ILPÖ - Institut for Landscape Planning and Ecology. Within the context of Germany, the main objective of the research was to produce a strategic plan for the district of Bad Cannstatt district in Stuttgart, southern region of Germany, Baden-Würtemberg state.
For more information on the student's semester project, visit the website for the Integrated Research Design II from MSc. Integrated Urbansim and Sustainable Design (IUSD) master program.
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