Urban strategies for the reactivation of public space in the central area of Cuenca, Ecuador

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Paula Melanie Morán Icaza
Ariana Paulette De La Rosa Rocafuerte
Marilyn Daniela Herrera Guaranda
Nirvana Rashel Reyes Miranda
Anthony Carlos Burgos Vargas


Urbanism in cities has consolidated a means of accelerated real estate development that does not have enough development of public spaces that go unnoticed by most users, a similar case is visualized in the Central Helmet of Cuenca where crime and the characteristics of the design of furniture in public space give way to being abandoned and that they are dangerous steps for users. Several strategies can be used to reactivate public spaces, including Encouraging community participation, creating a sense of ownership, improving pedestrian accessibility, creating a sense of security, place relevance, encouraging active transportation, and improving the green areas used. Through the study of the territory by components, the integral diagnosis is proposed to obtain new urban strategies for the design of public spaces. The general objective of the project is the creation of strategic guidelines that contribute to the reactivation of public space. In conclusion, it is obtained that the application of strategies guided to the accessibility, safety, and relevance of the place would generate growth in the use of public spaces for their reactivation in 86% of the users surveyed.

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Morán Icaza, P. M., De La Rosa Rocafuerte, A. P., Herrera Guaranda , M. D., Reyes Miranda, N. R., & Burgos Vargas , A. C. (2022). Urban strategies for the reactivation of public space in the central area of Cuenca, Ecuador. ArTeS: Architecture, Technology and Sustainability, 3(1), 10–16. https://doi.org/10.53591/ArTeS.v3.i1.1980
Author Biographies

Paula Melanie Morán Icaza, CZ Arkdesign

Paula Melanie Morán Icaza was born in the city of Babahoyo, Ecuador. She is currently a ninth semester student of Architecture at the University of Guayaquil, with a major in Urbanism. Her topics of interest are territorial planning and organization, urban strategies for the reactivation and creation of public spaces and construction of sustainable cities. She was part of a research project as assistant of the same, called Evaluation of urban form and its influence on sustainability and residential social welfare. She recently participated in the competition of the newspaper expreso 'Rescate de la avenida Nueve de Octubre y Casco Central'.

Ariana Paulette De La Rosa Rocafuerte, CZ Arkdesign

Ariana Paulette De La Rosa Rocafuerte born in the province of Santa Elena, Ecuador. She is a ninth semester architecture student at the University of Guayaquil, graduated in Science with an International Baccalaureate diploma from the Santa Maria del Fiat Educational Unit. She has experience in design and construction activities. She is currently taking courses to obtain urbanistic mentions.

Marilyn Daniela Herrera Guaranda , CZ Arkdesign

Marilyn Daniela Herrera Guaranda was born in the city of Guayaquil, province of Guayas, Ecuador. She is a student of Architecture and Urbanism at the University of Guayaquil. She was hired to carry out a project of a Motel in the province of Esmeraldas. She is in the mention of urbanism of the career of Architecture.

Nirvana Rashel Reyes Miranda, CZ Arkdesign

Nirvana Rashel Reyes Miranda was born in the city of Loja, Ecuador, architecture student in her ninth semester at the University of Guayaquil, graduated in science from the Military College "Heroes del 41" Comil #3. She currently works sporadically in architectural and urban design.

Anthony Carlos Burgos Vargas , CZ Arkdesign

Anthony Carlos Burgos Vargas born in the province of Santa Elena, Ecuador. Ninth semester student of architecture at the University of Guayaquil, graduated in Science at the Muey Educational Unit. He has experience in construction issues and is currently taking courses to receive a degree in urban planning.


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