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 Illustration of neighborhood surroundings with a network of facilities

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Diagram of urban design solutions with a focus on people

Guía de Entornos
Caminables Seguros

In the absence of guidelines at the national level that standardize the design of urban streets and prioritizes walkability, this guide generates design guidelines for access to essential public urban facilities. It aims to improve habitability conditions in neighborhoods, contributing to a change in the urban paradigm that is reflected in the design of physical infrastructure. This guide develops, gathers, updates, tropicalizes and documents basic and introductory but comprehensive information for those in charge of planning and building Mexican streets.  In collaboration with Laura Janka and Yetzi Tafoya, Borderless developed the primary section of the guide, which focuses on analyzing various dimensions of the surrounding areas of key urban facilities - schools, parks, health centers and public markets. The section also presents planning and design guidelines for the surrounding areas of these facilities through drawing exercises that contrast them before and after the application of the guidelines. Those drawings indicate the elements that are necessary to create facility surroundings that are safe, accessible, with a gender perspective and sustainable in a general strategy of development oriented towards sustainable transportation.    

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2021

Clients:

WRI Mexico

Secretaría de Infraestructura y Obra Pública

del Estado de Jalisco

In collaboration with:

Laura Janka

Yetzi Tafoya

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Iconography for neighborhood assets

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Iconography for different scales of investigation

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Iconography for users of the neighborhood surroundings

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Illustration of Neighborhood School - Before

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Illustration of Neighborhood School - After

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Illustration of Neighborhood School - Before

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Illustration of Neighborhood School - After