- Regeneration Challenges of Modern Cities: the Case Study in New Belgrade   click here to open paper content1200 kb
by    Milakovic, Mira & Vukmirovic, Milena | mira.milakovic@gmail.com   click here to send an email to the auther(s) of this paper
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This paper analyzes design strategies and recommendation possibilities of hybrid spaces in Modern city, with respect to the heritage, pedestrian oriented design, elements of place livability and sustainability.
Abstract
Belgrade metropolitan region is challenging rapid urban growth in last two decades. Its historical core is facing the over-built areas and usurpation of public property, while the periphery is exploding in development and large-scale spreading to the hinterland. However, there is one place that is not on the outskirts of the city, but in its central part and is obviously expressing porosity for new structures. It is a modern city of New Belgrade with very distinctive urban character. Well-known Modern paradigm left huge open spaces that are questioned since political and social shift in the 80ís. During the 90ís country transition, followed by political, economical and social quakes, weakened the legislative and regulative conditions. It led to another extreme: encouraged growth of structures that donít recognize existing heritage. Direct consequence is performance of hybrid spaces, less or more livable, but surely unsustainable.
This paper explores design strategies and regeneration schemes that will lead this kind of spaces into more responsive solutions. On one hand, there are inherited structures that must be taken in future plans and considerations. On the other, this research is trying to develop possible recommendations for future development of non-built areas. The basics lie in methodology of pedestrian oriented design, i.e. stimulating pedestrian movement as sustainable type of transport and improvement of space livability. The focus is on physical characteristics and program along the main artery in New Belgrade, with respect and parallel analysis of a street in historical core of Belgrade.
The first part of paper identifies the particular processes in Belgrade, with respect to the existing plans, heritage regulations and ongoing competitions. Then, the analysis of this paperí case study is presented, and finally, the third part will explore possibilities and recommendations for reconnection of new and the old in order to achieve sustainable imperative.
Keywords
land usurpation, porosity, heritage, sustainable, liveable, pedestrian oriented design, regeneration strategy
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