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Public housing in Pereira (1940 – 2015) – Juan Guillermo Gil García, Universidad Catolica de Pereira

By on October 5, 2016
Lecturer - profile

Name
Juan Guillermo Gil García

Title
Research Professor

Main affiliation
Universidad Catolica de Pereira

email
juanguillermo.gil@ucp.edu.co

Country
Colombia

Region
South America

Qualifications
LinkedIn
https://www.linkedin.com/in/juan-guillermo-gil-garcia-b6726a24?trk=nav_responsive_tab_profile_pic

CV
http://uni.unhabitat.org/index.php?gf-download=2016%2F10%2FJuan-Guillermo-Gil-Garcia-cv.pdf&form-id=9&field-id=48&hash=7c91aad738bbe0884b5af259727e2dd36ff9d958353aa2559a4aef542c4ce7d4

Biography
Juan Guillermo Gil Garcia, is Architect, graduated from the Pontifical Xavierian University in Bogota, Colombia; He is Specialist in Habitat, Technology and Development of the Politechnic of Turin, Turin, Italy. Actually, he works as an associate Professor in the Program of Architecture of the Faculty of Architecture and Design at the Catholic University of Pereira, Pereira, Colombia and is an active Researcher Professor at the Research Group -GAD- Architecture and Design and Research Coordinator of the seed incubator “Territorial Intelligence, Housing and Heritage”. Author of various projects and academic articles as “Housing Solutions for flooding management”. “Notes about housing and social tipology of cortiços in downtown São Paulo, Brazil” and “6 World Urban Forum of UN Habitat, dealing with related themes in habitat, urban improvement, subnormal settlements, climate change, and social housing. Participation in several International competitions of urbanism and architecture. In 2016 Develop the course on Housing and Urban Development IDB IDB and participates in the university international competition BID UrbanLab 2016 in the city of Santa Marta, Colombia. Currently, develops a historical research project supported by Colciencias and the UCP called “The Public Housing in Pereira 1940-2015”, which aims to clarify the local, regional overview and Public Policy compared social housing.

English Proficiency
Fluent

Previous experience of recording video lectures
No

Experience of lecturing to large audiences
Yes

Experience of lecturing to large audiences
Yes

Frequency of lectures
Often

Recording opportunities
Habitat III attendance and availability
Yes
any time from October 17 to October 20

PROPOSED LECTURE

Main themes
Planning and Design
Housing

Title
Public housing in Pereira (1940 – 2015)

Focus
The lecture pretends to explain the methodology, the general guidelines and the
progress achieved in the first phase of an investigation about public housing in the
city of Pereira, Colombia.

Issues which the lecture addresses
The work seeks to clarify the gaps in relation to regional historiography on the issue of housing and its different periods of urban development in the city, with the objective of considering the strengths and weaknesses for future years of urban planning that include mass housing and / or social housing
component.

Short analysis of the above issues
The lecture pretends to explain the methodology, the general guidelines and the
progress achieved in the first phase of an investigation about public housing in the
city of Pereira, Colombia. The work seeks to clarify the gaps in relation to regional
historiography on the issue of housing and its different periods of urban development
in the city, with the objective of considering the strengths and weaknesses for
future years of urban planning that include mass housing and / or social housing
component. Likewise, the choice of a much more specific and integral research
represents an opportunity to create spaces for reflection on citizenship.

Propositions for addressing the issue
The lecture pretends four basically four objectives in order to understanding the situation of public housing in Pereira, Colombia, in some cases may extrapolate to the colombian and latinoamerican context:
1. Identify, document and analyze social housing projects carried out in the municipality of Pereira, recognized as landmarks in the local urban history.
2. Study the impact of national and local public policy plans and social housing projects.
3. Systematize the strengths and weaknesses of the plans and projects to develop a criteria for intervention in new proposals for social housing.
4. Create opportunities and spaces for academic and institutional citizenship reflections, on the historical development of social housing of the city to promote the social appropriation of knowledge.

Additional Reading Materials
http://biblioteca.ucp.edu.co/OJS/index.php/arquetipo/article/view/3015/3110

Draft presentation
http://uni.unhabitat.org/index.php?gf-download=2016%2F10%2FPublic-Housing-in-Pereira-1940-2015.pptx&form-id=9&field-id=33&hash=b0fcf98d53e8c01ec66830297e523defda1ae56b5b65e730388fc5986bc198d5

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