PROJECTS
CABA - Cartography of Caracas´informal settlements 1966-20142015

 2013 - 2015

"CABA Cartography of the Caracas barrios" maps the informal settlements of Caracas which were historically absent in conventional cartography. It seeks to nourish futures studies on the city and encourage a renewed recognition of the barrio as an intrinsice part fo the urban fabric. The purpose of this research is to document and register the city´s geographic and demographic transformations through essays and mappings. The area of occupation, the number of houses and the population living in informal settlements of Caracas are described in the form of 134 maps, 80 tables, 75 graphs, 23 diagrams, narrative and analytical texts as well as data that demonstrate the evolution of spontaneous settlments in Caracas during 1966, 1984, 2000 and 2014. The infomation has been disagregated and presented in terms of settlement units, parishes and municipalities to allow for various consultation approaches and interests. The data supports analysis and reflections on the urbanization processes that structures a territory that represents the habitat of newrly half of it´s urban population and a clear tendency toward a non planned urban model is revealed. Even though the barrios have been the solution to the sustained housing deficit, they do not build efficient, equitable and sustainable urban fabric.  The vast extension of spontaneous setlements require varied interventions that include social support, infrastructure, public space, educational facilities, mobility, culture and productivity, so that they may be able to offer a better quality of life and ample opportunities to their inhabitants.

Research: Enlace Arquitectura

Authors: Elisa Silva, Valentina Caradonna, Odette Galavis, 

Collaborators: Roselys Acosta, Francisco Aguilar, Jeniree Calderón, Ray Coello, Sergio Dos Santos, Alberto Tovar 

Texts: Henry Vicente Garrido, Lorenzo González Casas, Orlando Marín, José Carvajal, Liliana Amundaraín, Elisa Silva, Valentina Caradonna, Odette Galavis 

Project: Maximo Sacchini

Sponsor: Grupo SSA, 

Aerial photography: AÉREA ESTUDIO

Cartography: Tranarg Consultores C.A.

Editor: Fundación Espacio

Publication date: 2015

 

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