WHAT IS UCR?
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urbanita has been funded by Deborah and Sharon, two Italians met in London, interested in the complex dynamics present in the cities.
UrbanCrowdRaising represents a tool to satisfy urbanita’s aims of encouraging inclusive cities where, on one hand, the inhabitants - involved with all their rights and duties - have the potentiality to experience the urban reality as users as well as active makers. We supports a civil, courteous, respectful and productive encounter between inhabitants and the city - and vice versa, proposing alternative strategies to foster a balanced (sustainable) urban development.
DEBORAH NAVARRA co-founder
Deborah is the co-founder of urbanita - a multidisciplinary start up operating on the built and social environment - born in London and operating on the Italian context.
She is an Architect, urban designer and social strategist - BSc, MArch, (Sapienza University of Rome); MSc (DPU, The Bartlett, University Collage London) - specialized in urban development with a particular interest on the city of Rome.
After national and international experiences in Rome, Barcelona, Dublin and New York in architecture and interior design, she started to work on urban development in cities as Seoul, Bronx (NY) , Beirut, Phnom Penh and London promoting participatory processes into the urban design.
SHARON AMBROSIO co-founder
Sharon is the co-founder of urbanita, an urban-social consultancy start-up operating on the Italian context.
She is an architect, urban designer and social strategist - Bsc (Milan Politecnico), Msc (DPU, Bartlett, UCL) - specialized in urban development with a particular interest towards the global south and contested areas having experienced regeneration projects in New York, Cambodia, Italy.
She is exploring the role of urban borders and frontiers, carrying out her research “The Border: multiform manifestation and multidimensional work. Understanding the porteadoras through the spatialities of Ceuta and Melilla”.
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