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Citizen Participation in the Restoration of Old Havana
KTH, School of Architecture and the Built Environment (ABE), Urban Planning and Environment, Urban and Regional Studies.
2011 (English)Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (Two Years)), 20 credits / 30 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

The city district Old Havana that is on the World Heritage List because of its Spanish colonial architecture is undergoing a restoration project of great size. The project is run by the Office of the City Historian, which in Cuban proportions, is independent the state. Instead the Office is self-financed by the profits out of the 1,5 million annual tourists that visit the already, with its 63000 inhabitants, overcrowded Old Havana.  Alongside the restoration of the deteriorated buildings, the goal is to make it without resettling the current residents. Instead the aim is to involve the citizens in the planning processes to make them participate, which is not a well-tried approach in Cuban planning. This report, based on a field study in Old Havana, investigates what methods for participative planning are used by the Office and to what extent the residents see that they have the possibility to take part.

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2011. , 80 p.
Keyword [en]
Citizen participation, Restoration, Old Havana, Cuba, Urban planning, Minor field study
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Other Civil Engineering
URN: urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-95750OAI: diva2:529168
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Built Environment
Educational program
Master of Science in Engineering - Urban Management
2011-06-09, KTH, Stockholm, 13:34 (English)
SIDA - Minor Field Study
Available from: 2016-05-24 Created: 2012-05-29 Last updated: 2016-05-24Bibliographically approved

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