WELCOME TO ANTHROPOLIS
WELCOME TO ANTHROPOLIS: CLIMATE-SMART NEIGHBORHOOD FOR AN INCLUSIVE DISTRICT
The Itäväylä route can be criticized for being the site of segregated parking plots, alienated big commercial buildings, introvert shopping malls and few, if any, public spaces worth using, that act like big barriers in the area. The heavily trafficked area is transformed into an aesthetic and sustainable urban space, which is highly biodiverse, climate adaptable and encourages a strong sense of community. The proposal aims to create a space for people, made for the inhabitants and by the inhabitants. The proposal contains a set of flexible strategies, typologies and solutions (the green belt, the loop, the loggias, the pocket parks, the rooftop gardens) with the aim to inspire, engage and create incentives for leading a climate- smart lifestyle. Particularly, the strategies aim to redress the balance between people and cars in order to build enjoyable public spaces on a human scale.