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dc.contributor.authorLivert Aquino, Felipe
dc.contributor.authorGainza Barrencua, Xabier
dc.date.accessioned2015-11-09T11:49:34Z
dc.date.available2015-11-09T11:49:34Z
dc.date.issued2014-09-02
dc.identifier.citationSustainability 6(9) : 5876-5897 (2014)es
dc.identifier.issn2071-1050
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10810/16065
dc.description.abstractEfforts to promote infill development and to raise densities are growing in many cities around the world as a way to encourage urban sustainability. However, in cities polarized along socio-economic lines, the benefits of densification are not so evident. The aim of this paper is to discuss some of the contradictions of densification in Santiago de Chile, a city characterized by socio-spatial disparities. To that end, we first use regression analysis to explain differences in density rates within the city. The regression analysis shows that dwelling density depends on the distance from the city center, socioeconomic conditions, and the availability of urban attributes in the area. After understanding the density profile, we discuss the implications for travel and the distribution of social infrastructures and the environmental services provided by green areas. While, at the metropolitan scale, densification may favor a more sustainable travel pattern, it should be achieved by balancing density rates and addressing spatial differences in the provision of social services and environmental amenities. We believe a metropolitan approach is essential to correct these spatial imbalances and to promote a more sustainable and socially cohesive growth pattern.es
dc.description.sponsorshipThis work was supported by Planning Directorate of Public Works Ministry of Chile, Department of Applied Economics I of Basque Country University. We thank Stefano Toledo Aquino for research assistance, Guillermo Tapia and Raul Ponce for sharing information and data. Finally, we would like to thank Uwe Gehrels, Roberto Riveros, Christian Lopez and three anonymous referees for their comments and suggestions on an earlier version of this paper.es
dc.language.isoenges
dc.publisherMDPIes
dc.rightsinfo:eu-repo/semantics/openAccesses
dc.subjectdensityes
dc.subjecturban sustainabilityes
dc.subjectsocio-spatial segregationes
dc.subjecttraveles
dc.subjectsocial serviceses
dc.subjectgreen areases
dc.subjectSantiago de Chilees
dc.subjectbuilt environmentes
dc.subjecturban formes
dc.subjectresidencial segregationes
dc.subjectmetropolitan governancees
dc.subjectenergy-consumptiones
dc.subjectpublic-serviceses
dc.subjectcompact cityes
dc.subjectimpactes
dc.subjectareases
dc.subjectamenitieses
dc.titleUnderstanding Density in an Uneven City, Santiago de Chile: Implications for Social and Environmental Sustainabilityes
dc.typeinfo:eu-repo/semantics/articlees
dc.rights.holder2014 by the authors; licensee MDPI, Basel, Switzerland. This article is an open access article distributed under the terms and conditions of the Creative Commons Attribution license (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/).es
dc.relation.publisherversionhttp://www.mdpi.com/2071-1050/6/9/5876es
dc.identifier.doi10.3390/su6095876
dc.departamentoesEconomía aplicada Ies_ES
dc.departamentoeuEkonomia aplikatua Ies_ES
dc.subject.categoriaGEOGRAPHY, PLANNING AND DEVELOPMENT
dc.subject.categoriaRENEWABLE ENERGY, SUSTAINABILITY AND THE ENVIRONMENT
dc.subject.categoriaMANAGEMENT, MONITORING, POLICY AND LAW


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