Superblocks, the future of public space in the City


Superblocks, the future of public space in the City

Buenos Aires

The electric bicycle is the best means of urban transport; Designing a compact city; Generating equity in access to services and increasing public space are some of the keys to making life in cities of any size more sustainable. These are the concepts that Salvador Rueda, director of the Urban Ecology Agency of Barcelona, made clear in Buenos Aires that, these days, works on the reform of the planning code that will give a new shape to the district.


Rueda is the creator of the superblocks and received Infobae after his public dissertation. "The minimum urban ecosystem where the objectives of a more sustainable city are maximized", he defines. This graduate in Biological Sciences and Psychology, graduated also in Environmental Engineering and Energy Management, has specialized in different aspects of the urban environment and believes that there is no more time to start reversing the unsustainability generated by cities.


The superblocks are urban areas of between 16 and 20 hectares formed by several blocks in which the focus is placed on the pedestrian. They are spaces in which the outer avenues concentrate the buses, cars, and bicycles, while in the interiors the space is liberated by prioritizing the pedestrian and the bicycle and the speed of the traffic is reduced to a maximum of 10 km / h.


Full article (in Spanish): Infobae