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Urban Ataxia:CY

Timotheou, Nataly LU (2019) AAHM10 20191
Department of Architecture and Built Environment
Abstract
Over the last four decades, the extended usage of cars for the daily mobility of people inwards and outwards the city of Limassol has taken over a huge part of the public space and formed a nature of urban ataxia (lack of order).Environmental pollution, social isolation, cultural stall and economical failure have become collateral consequences, at increasing rates and at high cost to all living beings. With an obligation to reach European standards and address climate change issues, the government of Cyprus has put the city of Limassol under the study of a sustainable urban mobility plan which which looks into introducing alternative mobility infrastructures to relieve the city from the monopolist usage of cars. This condition will surface... (More)
Over the last four decades, the extended usage of cars for the daily mobility of people inwards and outwards the city of Limassol has taken over a huge part of the public space and formed a nature of urban ataxia (lack of order).Environmental pollution, social isolation, cultural stall and economical failure have become collateral consequences, at increasing rates and at high cost to all living beings. With an obligation to reach European standards and address climate change issues, the government of Cyprus has put the city of Limassol under the study of a sustainable urban mobility plan which which looks into introducing alternative mobility infrastructures to relieve the city from the monopolist usage of cars. This condition will surface the opportunity of developing an urban skin which ought to bridge the past ataxia to the future taxis (order). Through the main arteries of the city, friction shall occur in more than one way among the traveling agents and evolve in qualitative and quantitative aspects; one of the essential steps would be to generate sustainable public spaces. Alongside this radical reformation of the city, crucial trigger points can enable these new spaces if appropriately developed, in order to contribute to the blossoming of a bottom up livable city. (Less)
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Over the last four decades, the extended usage of cars for the daily mobility of people inwards and outwards the city of Limassol has taken over a huge part of the public space and formed a nature of urban ataxia (lack of order).Environmental pollution, social isolation, cultural stall and economical failure have become collateral consequences, at increasing rates and at high cost to all living beings. With an obligation to reach European standards and address climate change issues, the government of Cyprus has put the city of Limassol under the study of a sustainable urban mobility plan which which looks into introducing alternative mobility infrastructures to relieve the city from the monopolist usage of cars. This condition will surface... (More)
Over the last four decades, the extended usage of cars for the daily mobility of people inwards and outwards the city of Limassol has taken over a huge part of the public space and formed a nature of urban ataxia (lack of order).Environmental pollution, social isolation, cultural stall and economical failure have become collateral consequences, at increasing rates and at high cost to all living beings. With an obligation to reach European standards and address climate change issues, the government of Cyprus has put the city of Limassol under the study of a sustainable urban mobility plan which which looks into introducing alternative mobility infrastructures to relieve the city from the monopolist usage of cars. This condition will surface the opportunity of developing an urban skin which ought to bridge the past ataxia to the future taxis (order). Through the main arteries of the city, friction shall occur in more than one way among the traveling agents and evolve in qualitative and quantitative aspects; one of the essential steps would be to generate sustainable public spaces. Alongside this radical reformation of the city, crucial trigger points can enable these new spaces if appropriately developed, in order to contribute to the blossoming of a bottom up livable city. (Less)
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Timotheou, Nataly LU
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AAHM10 20191
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H2 - Master's Degree (Two Years)
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Cyprus, Limassol, Parametric Design, Bottom Up, Livable city, Walkability, Urban Design, Public realm, Architecture, Disorder, Order
language
English
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This thesis is regarding the city where I was born and raised, the one place I call home no matter in which part of the world I might be. I moved away from home eleven years ago, to pursue my dreams in Milan, London and Copenhagen with a craving for knowledge and creativity. Now, revisiting Limassol, my home, I experience a different perspective; the one that an architect grows into by enabling critical thinking. Yet the crucial meeting point between my professional journey and personal path started when my nieces and nephew came in my life. As they grow I get to grow along their side learning from their experiences on how life forms space and vice versa. Their purity and endless curiosity made me see beyond my own being and question so much out of what I had accepted as a norm throughout the years. I here present my four months’ worth of questions and findings as an architect, and with a personal interest, in an attempt to contribute to a better future for my home.
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8992233
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2019-08-15 13:57:22
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2019-08-15 13:57:22
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  abstract     = {Over the last four decades, the extended usage of cars for the daily mobility of people inwards and outwards the city of Limassol has taken over a huge part of the public space and formed a nature of urban ataxia (lack of order).Environmental pollution, social isolation, cultural stall and economical failure have become collateral consequences, at increasing rates and at high cost to all living beings. With an obligation to reach European standards and address climate change issues, the government of Cyprus has put the city of Limassol under the study of a sustainable urban mobility plan which which looks into introducing alternative mobility infrastructures to relieve the city from the monopolist usage of cars. This condition will surface the opportunity of developing an urban skin which ought to bridge the past ataxia to the future taxis (order). Through the main arteries of the city, friction shall occur in more than one way among the traveling agents and evolve in qualitative and quantitative aspects; one of the essential steps would be to generate sustainable public spaces. Alongside this radical reformation of the city, crucial trigger points can enable these new spaces if appropriately developed, in order to contribute to the blossoming of a bottom up livable city.},
  author       = {Timotheou, Nataly},
  keyword      = {Cyprus,Limassol,Parametric Design,Bottom Up,Livable city,Walkability,Urban Design,Public realm,Architecture,Disorder,Order},
  language     = {eng},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {Urban Ataxia:CY},
  year         = {2019},
}