Methodology

Our approach is based on the principles of urban ecology and social geography. We study human habitat in a holistic and experiential way, observing the daily life and the interrelations that establish the urban, rural, or natural ecosystem. In the proposals for improvement or transformation, we incorporate the results from transdisciplinary, transparent, and participative work processes.

The following methodological diagram presents a complete work process, including intrinsically each tool we use, to a greater or lesser extent, to the projects where we intervene: urban and territorial strategies, citizen participation and cooperation, and planning, management, and design of public spaces.

Our approach to the projects always starts with the design of the work process, which is divided into two parts: collective diagnosis and proposals for improvement. At the beginning of each project, we use as orientation tools three maps that unfold the dynamics of the territory:  administrative, social, and territorial mapping. The work process itself will ultimately optimize and improve the mechanisms of the territory, administration, and social agents on the way they act in the field of study.

Our aim is, on the one hand, to reveal the capabilities of the environment to respond to the detected needs; and on the other, to incorporate the perspectives and knowledge of the people of the administration and the citizenry, through their respective direct or indirect involvement in the work process.

With all this information, we elaborate a strategic intervention document, which includes executive actions in the short, medium, and long term, so that both the study field improvement and the administration and citizenry expectations are produced in a continuous and progressive way.

Urban strategies

Urban strategies

Citizen cooperation

Citizen cooperation

Design of public space

Design of public space