Barrio en Movimiento: Un Barrio, Un Mes, No Autos

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Neighborhood in Motion: One Neighborhood, One Month, No Cars

El libro “Neighborhood in Motion: One Neighborhood, One Month, No Carsde Konrad Otto-Zimmermann y Yeonhee Park describe unexperimento urbano único en la ciudad Sur Coreana de Suwon, en el que todos los autos se sacaron de las calles por un mes.

Neighborhood in Motion: One Neighborhood, One Month, No Cars‘Barrio en Movimiento’ muestra cómo un festival de un mes sin-autos en un barrio afecta los espacios urbanos y las mentalidades y estilos de vida de los residentes. En septiembre 2013 se organizaron una conferencia y un festival en EcoMovilidad en Haenggung-dong, un barrio de Suwon, en el que 1.500 coches matriculados fueron sacados del barrio durante 30 días. 4.300 residentes del distrito fueron obligados a cambiar a modos de transporte alternativos, o ‘”EcoMovilidad”‘ – caminata, ciclismo, ‘patin,patineta, transporte público y coche compartido. La idea detrás de este experimento urbano era preparar a los ciudadanos de Suwon para la vida urbana en una época de disminuidos recursos fósiles y que tomen conciencia de la necesidad de cambiar el suministro a energía baja en carbono y cómo se veria esto en la vida real..

The book is divided into twelve chapters and describes in great detail all the steps involved with the event. From the idea itself to finding a city that is willing to realize the laborious project to the selection of a suitable district — it goes on to discuss the planning process, the participation of the residents, the improvement of the quarter’s appearance as well as the implementation of the EcoMobility aspect and the cultural activities over the course of one month. The book concludes with the question what remains when the cars move back into the neighbourhood at the end of festival.

Before...

...and after

The book intriguingly shows how an urban district changes within the car-free month: from busy, car-oriented streets to a more attractive neighborhood that offers a higher quality of life due to less smog and more possibilities to use public spaces. Cafés were able to extend their seating onto the sidewalk, children were able to play in the streets safely and people started to play nightly games of badminton in the streets.

Neighborhood in Motion: One Neighborhood, One Month, No CarsNeighborhood in Motion: One Neighborhood, One Month, No Cars

What makes the book appealing is that it puts forward the idea of taking advantage of the temporary nature of a festival to create an urban laboratory in which new ideas can be tested &mash; in this case a car-free neighborhood. It can be interesting eye-opener for urban governments and city-makers around the world that are struggling to find support for certain ideas. The approach in Suwon has been successful enough to lead to a second EcoMobility festival will take place in October 2015 in Sandton, a district of Johannesburg, South Africa.

Neighborhood in Motion: One Neighborhood, One Month, No Cars
Editor: Konrad Otto-Zimmermann, Yeonhee Park (eds.)
Published by Jovis, Berlin
Publication date: January, 2015
Language: English/German
112 pages with 250 images
Softcover with flaps
Dimensions: 24 x 21 cm
ISBN 978-3-86859-294-8

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Asociación vecinal, cuyo objeto es preservar la colonia habitacional unifamiliar, sus calles arboladas con aceras caminables, con trafico calmado, seguras para bici, parques, areas verdes, centros de barrio de uso mixto accesibles a pie y oficinas solo en áreas designadas.
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