Coordination of Urban Busy Areas (CUBA)

Authors: Luis Veracruz, Jona Dajçi; Atelier leader: Chris Hand; Atelier coordinator: Hrvoje Živčić; Mobile application: Ivo Holanec.

Mobile app, poster

Since 2030, the city has been collaborating with mega corporations to optimise its limited amount of public space.

The analysis of data, with the collaboration of the citizens will help to maintain the growth of visitors to the city witnessed over the last few years. Citizens will be required to balance their usage of certain areas of the historical center according to specific regulations, managed by the program “Coordination of Urban Busy Areas” (CUBA). The CUBA App will help citizens to know how many Usage of Public Space units (UPS) they have and the exact value (UPS/hour) of any specific spot on the city in real time.

The individual UPS available to each citizen will be calculated according taxes paid for the maintenance of the public heritage. Citizens can gain extra UPS by participating in restoration or touristic support programs. The UPS per hour of each spot of the city will be calculated according to real-time data analysis. The UPS per hour is dynamic and based on the economic incomes made in that area; social media posts about or from that spot, and also weather conditions and popularity at peak hours. The CUBA App will help citizens to know how many UPS they have and the exact value (UPS/hour) of any specific spot on the city in real time. Of course, there are also free spots in the less desirable places inside these busy areas, making the city accessible for all the citizens.

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