[Academic Paper 🇧🇬] Urban morphology and mobility patterns- myths and real-life transformations of a large housing estate in Sofia
Newly published academic paper discussing the long-term urban planning impacts on the urban morphology and mobility patterns in the large housing estates designed and built at the periphery of Sofia in the period 1960-1990
PUBLICATIONS — January 8, 2021
[Academic Paper 🇪🇺] ITALY: Rassegna di Architettura e Urbanistica “Healthy Corridors for Inclusive Urban Regeneration”
ABSTRACT: The European Commission is promoting an inclusive urban regeneration, in the frame of the Smart and Sustainable cities, that should integrate the environmental approach, through the nature-based solutions (nbs), and the social approach, through the co-creation process. More than research projects, the financing programs, as H2020, are supporting innovation actions that move the research from the universities to the communities, creating living labs.
PUBLICATIONS — January 1, 2021
[Academic Paper 🇧🇷] BRAZIL: Co-criação de Soluções baseadas na Natureza envolvendo comunidades e oportunidades de diálogo Europa
ABSTRACT: Transformations around modes of production have changed the way citizens, users, and consumers are considered and recognized in the processes of cocreation and co-production. However, at the same time that the spaces for networking and sharing are expanding, new challenges arise for co-production and co-government.
PUBLICATIONS — January 1, 2021
[Academic Paper 🇧🇬] SOFIA: Sustainable management of open public space in a large housing estate in Sofia
ABSTRACT: Designed as social space according to CIAM principles in the second half of the 20th century, the open public space in the large housing estates in the periphery of Sofia was transformed for the recent 30 years due to the changing socio-economic, political, and cultural conditions. The broad open spaces have been adapting to the arising societal demands, changing lifestyles and mixed uses by accommodating competing or complementary uses, generating new activities or “waiting” update or re-design.
[Academic Paper 🇪🇺] Integrating URBiNAT research project’s results into the planning system of Sofia Municipality
ABSTRACT: This report summarizes the key challenges faced by the UACEG team during the implementation of activities in the URBiNAT co-creation process of the Healthy Corridor in Nadezhda district in Sofia. Important links between the healthy corridor plan and the changing planning system in-between two planning and programming periods have been discussed.
ABSTRACT: The paper discusses the long-term urban planning impacts on the urban morphology and mobility patterns in the large housing estates designed and built at the periphery of Sofia in the period 1960-1990 and undergoing continuous transformations under the changing political, demographic, sociocultural and economic conditions in the country since 1990s.
PUBLICATIONS — June 18, 2020
[Academic Paper 🇪🇺] Integrating biophotovoltaic and cyber-physical technologies into a 3D printed wall
ABSTRACT: The research presented in this paper investigates the development of ``3D printed ceramic green wall'', a technological Nature Based Solution (NBS) aimed at regenerating urban areas by improving spatial quality and sustainability through clean and autonomous energy production. Building upon previous research, the challenge of this system is to adapt additive manufacturing processes of ceramic 3D printing with biophotovoltaic systems while simultaneously developing digital and cyber-physical frameworks to generate site and user responsive design and autonomous solutions that optimize system performance and energy generation.
PUBLICATIONS — February 18, 2020
[Academic Paper 🇫🇷] Les Solutions Basées sur la Nature: Une Stratégie d’Adaptation aux Changements Globaux
ABSTRACT: Les effets du changement climatique en Afrique subsaharienne commencent à être bien connus, en lien avec la hausse des températures et la modification des précipitations. Ils touchent de nombreux secteurs vitaux tels que l’alimentation, l’eau, la santé. En parallèle, l’urbanisation croissante passée et future, à l’échelle mondiale et africaine, peut accentuer certains de ces effets en milieu urbain, en lien avec la gestion de l’eau et le confort thermique, entre autres.