In ancient Egypt, the scarab was considered a symbol of rebirth and the restoration of life. The scarab, taking something of little use like dung and re-purposing it to serve as a mobile incubator for its young and food. In the case of the scarab beetle, dung being used for sustenance and its spawn. For a city, it takes parking lots and unused air space above its highway and transforms it into areas for recreation, living, and food.
Creating a system like this could improve the walkability by providing new parks and public spaces while allowing a higher density to form over time throughout the chosen city.
The project’s system will take a given city, locate areas with either underutilized and/or rapidly changing conditions around the site. Then, the system would respond to existing and planned walking infrastructure and turn these spaces into new nodes connected by said infrastructure. The new nodes would react to mass transit nodes that provide users with an extended range of travel without needing a personal vehicle. The nodes would be reactionary to the needs of certain parts of the city for different kinds of programming, from living to food production.