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Cities for Everyone

Spatial planning shapes society. Simple, inclusive planning approaches spark sustainable projects, and spatial diversity enriches urban life.

Our proposal for the South of Blankenburg is a framework and not a master plan. It deliberately leaves room for experiments and does not lay down every detail, but rather well-defined hierarchies. Different typologies with small and large apartments, different densities and characters of the neighbourhood give this diversity room to develop: for all citizens of society. Meanwhile, clearly defined urban centres, short distances, attractive public spaces, sports fields, and playgrounds provide for encounters and identity. This creates community and togetherness.
Neighborhoods and cities are facing challenges through migration, unequal distribution of jobs, uneven access to services. This leads to tensions, radicalisation, discontent.

Our aim is to plan human centred, attractive cities together and for everyone: we achieve this through transparent and inclusive processes and designing flexible and diverse urban environments for a wide range of needs. Co-ownership and co-creation models that involve different demographic groups, a wide range of affordable and attractive typologies, with integrated basic services, and safe and inviting public spaces, lead to a good city accessible to everyone.

How can we design processes and infrastructure to address that?

We understand the importance of asking citizens what they need. Rather than assuming what we know. Often the perception planners or politicians have might be misleading, thus, designing participative processes that include people and enables democracy, to advocate for vulnerable communities can assure access for all citizens.

At TSPA, we want to communicate complex issues clearly and create easy to understand processes to create inclusive cities. Cities, where basic services are accessible to everyone. Cities, which are safe, attractive and affordable. We see the value in co-ownership and  co-creation to involve different demographic groups and use the advantages of social diversity. Spatial Justice is not only a distant, theoretical concept for us, but rather perceived as a desirable outcome.