LLOCS emerged as an initiative to think with neighbors about how different enclaves of the city which, for different reasons, were considered poor quality and which could be collectively reinvigorated and managed.
When we talk about ‘quality’, we do so in a broad sense. We refer to the appropriation of space and the capacity of citizens to inhabit and modify it. LLOCS are not only abandoned or vacant sites in disuse, but also spaces such as parks, squares and other urban areas may have lost quality for a variety of reasons.