Havana

Stadtentwicklung in Havanna

Pro­ject SeDUT (Semi­na­rio Inter­na­cio­nal de Des­ar­rol­lo Urba­no y Trans­por­te)

SeDUT, a Swiss-Cuban coope­ra­ti­ve rese­arch pro­ject on urban deve­lop­ment in Hava­na, was con­duc­ted from 2004 — 2007. The Chair of Socio­lo­gy at the Depart­ment of Archi­tec­tu­re, ETH Zurich, joi­ned forces with the design offices of Metron AG to head up Switzerland’s con­tri­bu­ti­ons to the pro­ject, while the CEU-H (Cen­tro de Estu­di­os Urba­nos de La Haba­na, Facul­tad de Arqui­tec­tu­ra, CUJAE), the IPF (Insti­tu­to de Pla­ni­fi­cación Físi­ca) and the DPPF-CH (Dirección Pro­vin­ci­al de Pla­ni­fi­cación Físi­ca de la Ciu­dad de La Haba­na) assu­med key respon­si­bi­li­ty in Cuba. The pro­ject was finan­ced in part by the Sta­te Secre­ta­ri­at for Edu­ca­ti­on and Rese­arch (SER).

Cen­tral to the pro­ject was a 5-work­shop series held in Hava­na. Experts in urban plan­ning and rese­arch from Hava­na worked tog­e­ther with Swiss experts to deve­lop an ana­ly­sis of the city’s urban deve­lop­ment and mobi­li­ty. A spe­ci­fic type of map­ping ser­ved as the key method employ­ed in the work­shop, enab­ling new data and fin­dings to be gene­ra­ted that have come to bear par­ti­cu­lar impor­t­an­ce in light of the cur­rent uncer­tain­ty sur­roun­ding Havana’s future deve­lop­ment. Sin­ce the fin­dings have yet to beco­me ful­ly avail­ab­le to the public at lar­ge, a book is cur­r­ent­ly being pre­pa­red for publi­ca­ti­on.

SeDUT: mapean­do-la-haba­na

SeDUT: refle­xio­nes-teo­ria-prac­ti­ca-des­ar­rol­lo-urba­no

SeDUT: syn­te­sis-sob­re-el-pro­yec­to-sedut

Wahl­fach Som­mer­se­mes­ter 2005

Urban Atlas of Havana / Atlas Urbano de La Habana

Jor­ge Peña Díaz, pro­fes­sor of archi­tec­tu­re, CUJAE, La Haba­na

Chris­ti­an Schmid, pro­fes­sor of socio­lo­gy, facul­ty of archi­tec­tu­re, ETH Zurich

The Atlas Urba­no de la Haba­na is an ela­bo­ra­ti­on of the SeDUT rese­arch pro­ject, sup­ple­men­ted by fur­ther ana­ly­sis and maps. It pro­vi­des the oppor­tu­ni­ty to rai­se cen­tral ques­ti­ons about Havana’s urban deve­lop­ment at this par­ti­cu­lar­ly cru­ci­al moment in time with the aim of promp­t­ing a broa­der dis­cus­sion in and out­si­de Hava­na. The pro­ject is direc­ted at Cuban and inter­na­tio­nal audi­en­ces, ther­e­by war­ran­ting publi­ca­ti­on in both Spa­nish and Eng­lish.

Schmid, Chris­ti­an, Peña Díaz, Jor­ge: Deep Hava­na