Designing for Sustainable and Resilient Neighborhoods: The Case of Peacock Park in Addis Ababa (Ethiopia)

Oct 02, 2020

This article uncovers the initial outcomes of the “Addis Ababa River City” research project, which aims to create a holistic urban resilience strategy for Ethiopia’s capital through urban and architectural design. This document will address the design methodology and the resulting sustainable infrastructure design proposed for the upper region of the Kebana river. The sustainable infrastructure proposal primarily uses existing ecologies to address and pose solutions to the city’s most urgent urban issues. This text will culminate in highlighting the strategic intervention for Peacock Park, a key site within the sustainable infrastructure wherein a comprehensive redesign of the area proposes a more sustainable and resilient neighborhood.

Keywords: Addis Ababa, Urbanism, Resilience, Sustainability, Infrastructure, River

Ruben Garcia-Rubio (Tulane University)
Taylor Scott (Tulane University)
Presented at: 
2020 AIA/ACSA Intersections Research Conference: CARBON
Published & professionally reviewed by: 
The American Institute of Architects (AIA)
Association of Collegiate Schools of Architecture (ACSA)

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