Planning, Public Space and Identity in Latin America

Alejandra Espinosa | University of Amsterdam | Planning, Public Space and Identity in Latin America | Supervisor: Christoph Lindner | 2013-2017

This project analyzes the methodologies used in Latin American public space planning processes. It explores innovative public space planning proposals that consider and assume a cultural and local identity approach. Some central questions of the research are: On what kind of epistemological perspectives and idea of “development” are such planning processes based? Which parameters and notions of human being do they predispose? How do notions of culture and identity inform the planning of public space in Latin America?