Methodology

The company’s vision is expressed through three distinct approaches that help establish objectives and working methods:

Equity

The transformation of our neighbourhoods and streets can contribute to reducing economic and social inequalities. It is vital to include a wide range of groups, people and ways of life, especially those in vulnerable situations. The aim is to promote peaceful coexistence, guarantee the right to the city, and avoid any kind of discrimination.

Ecology

We need to redefine our relationship with living systems and promote an ecological awareness linked to natural processes and the finite resources that sustain us. In the context of the climate emergency and loss of biodiversity, there is an urgent need to promote ecosystem restoration, green infrastructure, and nature-based solutions.

Participation

Lasting changes in our environment are based on the involvement of citizens and the management of conflict between different stakeholders, ensuring the defence of public space and resources, and encouraging new forms of interaction. The construction of the city can thus respond to real demands and shared proposals that benefit from the experience and knowledge of local residents.

Following these approaches, TRAZA integrates consultancy work in urbanism, sustainability, and social change with the facilitation of participatory processes. This model requires collaboration with citizens, technical teams, public institutions, and private entities to carry out assessments and proposals, advise on their implementation and evaluate the results.

The company’s working style is based on effective methodologies and tools that help to achieve the objectives of each project in the improvement of the city and the territory.

Expert knowledge

The technical team uses a multi-disciplinary approach with contributions from different social and institutional actors, employing specialised systems and technologies for territorial analysis. This coordination of knowledge allows us to tackle the challenges of our cities from an integrated perspective.

Drawing and walking

Drawing and walking are two tools that the team uses to bring together expert knowledge and everyday life. Drawing on paper and walking the streets help us reimagine public spaces, and realize opportunities to take ownership of the city and change it.

Everyday life

Listening and observing is the key to recognising diversity and identifying practices and spaces of daily life. Likewise, first-hand testimonials from local residents are essential to study the social memory, experiences, and uses of each place.