Quito- Sustainable Urban Operation (Opus La Mariscal)

Source: Habitat III, http://habitat3.org/the-conference/village/48-urban-sustainability-operation-la-mariscal-opus/
Location Quito, Ecuador
Name Sustainable Urban Operation – Opus La Mariscal
Community Level Neighborhood
Sector Urban regeneration, community, developing local economy
Year of beginning 2015
Object The Sustainable Urban Operation – OPUS La Mariscal is located in La Mariscal, a historical neighborhood from Quito. With the intention of repopulating La Mariscal neighborhood, an innovative urban recovery proposal is being created for consideration by the Municipality of Quito in order to revert current deterioration.

Early 2015, La Mariscal community started a process for creating sustainability in the neighborhood by launching a model which aims the creation of an auto-regulated territory, looking to ensure prosperity in the neighborhood resulting from the best possible balance between social, environmental and economic needs. This will be achieved by working with the community in the following axis: Security, Urban Agriculture, Social Services, Public Space and Mobility.

The model continuous to be validated by the community and external participants with the use of an app which supplies indicators to be used as a channel for social needs and accountability in a process we call “Public Moral Intuition”.
In-house, hand-on-hand community networking has allowed to take possession of several abandoned lots, which were used mostly for delinquency. Today they are operated by the community for several social needs that were absent around the area. This is the case of two houses which now hold a Community House and La Mariscal’s own Police Station.
In order to weave social bonds among the community, the model ensures community involvement by providing workshops, meetings, and gathering areas in each line of action referred in the project.

Field Urban
Source   Opus La Mariscal, Sustainable Urban Operation, Quito – Ecuador. Sources: Website and fanpage
Website  http://imacias8.wixsite.com/opus


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Added: 8.06.18