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The studio will have the active participation of the City of Boston, through the Mayor's Office and the Boston Redevelopment Authority, and several major private landowners in the district. _ 1504: Urban Social Design Jose Luis Vallejo, Belinda Tato Department of Urban Planning and Design, Studio Option, 8 credits Public space: The city is a complex organism composed of a multitude of interwoven layers, links, and interactions between all the elements that it comprises. Public space is the part of the city where most links and intersections take place, being responsible for the majority of interactions and random phenomena. Its design is responsible for enhancing or impeding its development. A public space should be a medium open to the public, a meeting place for everyone, in which the participation of each individual who occupies it, would define it and characterize it. Contemporary public space: Today, Internet is the “space” where the most successful models of collective creation and self-organization are undoubtedly being tested. The Network has boosted social identities and collective interests of the people, turning them into a force with considerable influence in urban areas. By contrast, urban space is increasingly more controlled and restricted by excessive rules, becoming progressively less spontaneous and creative. Internet allows and promotes interaction between people, while the design of many physical spaces cancels it Can a physical space emulate the conditions that foster the exchange and interaction that occur among users of the web? Urban Design: Over decades cities have been conceived and mainly built from a physical point of view linfrastructure, buildings, technologies, materials, geometry...). This dominant perception has led us to end up believing that reality and processes are constituted by definitive and closed situations, rather than processes, relationships, patterns, and significant networks. Also from this kind of perception the values, and the social dimension have been expelled. Urban Social Design: By urban social design we understand the design of environments, spaces and dynamics in order to improve social relationships, generating the conditions for interaction and self-organization between people and their environment How can we, using design, participation, regeneration, and communication improve/enhance/multiply/promote the interaction, creativity, and self- organization dynamics between people? 1505: London: A Particular Proposition Simon Allford See 1308 1506: Looking to the Future: Design, Sustainability, and Growth in Northern Greece Spiro Pollalis, Martha Schwartz See 1401 49