Infilladelphia is an award-winning competition proposal that tests out a decentralized development model in the Mantua-Belmont neighborhood of Philadelphia.
In areas such as Mantua-Belmont, where urban vacancy and blight exists in close proximity to high land values and urban cores, gentrification is a risk. Development in similar areas commonly results in multi-parcel buildings that are significantly larger in scale than the existing housing stock and escalating property values that challenge the local community. Total neighborhood health is a first principle for Infilladelphia. Social well-being, physical well-being, and economic well-being are seen as key components in a continuous feedback loop to sustain long-term community health.
Infilladelphia proposes a neighborhood development methodology that incorporates tactical interventions into a long range planning process, uses new data resources to optimize key community programming, creates low-rise housing prototypes to facilitate parcel-by-parcel development.
Elizabeth Christoforetti, Will Cohen, Sidi Gomes, Hayrettin Gunc, Julia Hansen, Jeffrey Olinger, Siqi Zhu