Wednesday May 23, 2018

John H. Pilling

Focus on El Vedado: The 2014 Havana Urban Design Charrette

This spring, Havana once again hosted an international group of urban planners and designers, who joined their Cuban colleagues in envisioning new ideas for the district’s waterfronts and Calle Línea.

2012 Havana Charrette Spotlights Centro Habana

Last month, urban theorists from Australia, Norway, Italy, Canada, France, Serbia, and the U.S. joined their Cuban hosts for the sixth annual Havana Urban Design Charrette. Focusing on the Barrio Los Sitios neighborhood, they came up with innovative ideas for “the heart and soul of the metropolis.”

Charrette 2011: Envisioning the Future of Havana

On March 20-26, thirty urbanists, architects, artists, and students came together for the fifth annual Havana Urban Design Charrette. Sponsored by the Cuban and Norwegian chapters of the Council of European Urbanism (CEU) and the International Network for Traditional Building and Urbanism (INTBAU), the 2011 Charrette drew equal numbers of Cuban and international participants. Drawing on their expertise in designing, planning, and restoring the urban realm, they came together to envision the future of the Centro Habana district.