The seven URBiNAT cities share their impressions of the repercussions, challenges, responses and alternatives that emerged with the COVID-19 pandemic. In this series of seven posts, we share the main measures implemented by local municipalities, and some stories to inspire alternative and cooperative ways to live together (in) the city. The full set of article will be available in URBiNAT’s deliverable related to the compilation and analysis of human rights and gender issues to be released in 2021.
[Research 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
[Research 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.
[Research 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.