A sustainable? urban planning for the poorest

Colavidas Espinosa, Felipe and Salas Serrano, Julián and Gesto Barroso, Belén and Gómez Megías, Guillermo (2014). A sustainable? urban planning for the poorest. In: "World Sustainable Building 2014 Barcelona", 28/10/2014-30/10/2014, Barcelona, España. ISBN 978-84-697-1815-5. pp. 560-570.


Title: A sustainable? urban planning for the poorest
  • Colavidas Espinosa, Felipe
  • Salas Serrano, Julián
  • Gesto Barroso, Belén
  • Gómez Megías, Guillermo
Item Type: Presentation at Congress or Conference (Article)
Event Title: World Sustainable Building 2014 Barcelona
Event Dates: 28/10/2014-30/10/2014
Event Location: Barcelona, España
Title of Book: Conference Proceedings for World SB14 Barcelona
Date: 2014
ISBN: 978-84-697-1815-5
Volume: 3
Freetext Keywords: Habitabilidad básica, Mapeo Co.Opera, urban planning, basic habitability, urban squatting, guided occupancy
Faculty: E.T.S. Arquitectura (UPM)
Department: Urbanística y Ordenación del Territorio
Creative Commons Licenses: Recognition - No derivative works - Non commercial

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One of the building sector's challenge, if they are worried about environment and sustainability, is an overwhelming housing deficit and new urban growth in the least developed countries. Urban plannig must pre-date, must be able to anticipate, even spontaneous construction. Which instruments can be put into practice to avoid and control the urban squatting, dealing with the poorest population's housing demands and reality, favoring the development of human sustainable settlements? Urban planning, since the 60's, implemented some concrete instruments to control the creation of urban informal settlements, but none of the scale and characteristics of the Guided Occupancy Programme, successfully implemented by the city of Trujillo, Peru, for over a decade. This programme constitutes an exemplary approach to the problem. While not necessarily constituting an universal solution, it might be viewed as a viable and reproducible alternative in situations of widespread poverty as a sustainable urban planning for the poorest.

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Item ID: 50967
DC Identifier: https://oa.upm.es/50967/
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Official URL: http://www.wsb14barcelona.org/spanish/ponencias.html
Deposited by: Biblioteca ETS Arquitectura
Deposited on: 23 May 2018 08:59
Last Modified: 19 May 2020 08:23
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