s.m.a.r.t. STREET concept – A roadmap for a climate adaptive urban environment

Winner of a Merit Award in the 2022 WLA Awards – Concept – Design category

Why do we design our streets without thinking about their quality? Spatially, our streets have become stony thoroughfares with no room for encounters, where technical manuals rule the day. These are some of the observations that form the basis of our design research. These days, we face major challenges: our urban climate is changing, and climatologically it is becoming wetter, warmer and drier. Socially too, a change is taking place: cities are becoming busier and, in some cases, harsher and less healthy. An ecological disaster is also looming, with greenery that has become

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