Reverse, Re-Balance, Re-Connect: The Ethical Grid

Thinking about the future of our cities, can we affirm that they are ready for the changes of a post-pandem-ic reality? Many aspects of our lives (how we work, how we experience public spaces and social events, in which parts of the city we choose to live, etc) had already changed and will influence future urban strate-gies.

Using Glasgow as a case study, a specific area of the city centre will be analysed to answer questions such as: Can cities evolve without compromising their identity, and how? What is the current (and possible fu-ture) role of the city centre? Can we use forgotten and marginalized spaces of the urban tissue for new concepts of common neighborhood places?

The chosen site, the city centre grid, has seen over the years a rapid and constant depopulation and it’s today an area characterised by mono functionality and lack of urban interest.The aim of the project is to invert this trend through an urban strategy that proposes a more sustainable, resilient and human-focused urban structure.

The final outcome will lead to the understanding of the potential of the grid and imagine its future as a revitalized and active part of the city’s everyday urban life, promoting a repopulation not only of residents but also of users and activities.