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  1. Library Resource
    Peer-reviewed publication
    May, 2014
    Chile, Central America, South America

    Open space (OS) is a key element in the provision of ecosystem services (ES) in urban environments. Under a land cover-land use perspective, cities are incorporating into the expansion process to different types of surfaces: sealed, paved surfaces and OS. The first corresponds to a land cover change while the second, which includes bare soil, grass, forest or any other type of non-sealed surface, corresponds to a land use change, without physical transformations. As a land use change OS is able to keep fundamental pre-existing ecological properties.

  2. Library Resource
    Peer-reviewed publication
    December, 1999
    Chile

    Metropolitan Santiago is one of the many Latin American cities which has been developed according to a spread model of urbanisation. This pattern has caused at least two types of consequences: economic and physical ones. The former is shown in the speculation of land value at the rural fringe of the metropolitan area which has low prices, these have suddenly increased after the normative changes in the land use, from rural to urban. The later shows location of massive low-income housing and commercial malls regardless connection to the urban fabric and spatial shaping of the existing city.

  3. Library Resource
    Peer-reviewed publication
    December, 2000
    Mexico, Central America, South America

    The insufficient supply of serviced land at affordable prices for
    the urban poor and the need for regularization of the consequent
    illegal occupations in urban areas are two of the most
    important issues on the Latin American land policy agenda.
    Taking a structural/integrated view on the functioning
    of the urban land market in Latin America, this paper discusses
    the nexus between the formal and the informal land markets. It
    thus exposes the perverse feedback effects that curative regularization

  4. Library Resource
    Peer-reviewed publication
    June, 2009
    Ecuador

    Long-term field studies in the scope of a multidisciplinary project in southern Ecuador revealed extraordinary high species
    numbers of many organismic groups. This article discusses reasons for the outstanding vascular plant diversity using a
    hierarchical scale-oriented top-down approach (Grüninger 2005), from the global scale to the local microscale. The global
    scale explains general (paleo-) ecological factors valid for most parts of the humid tropics, addressing various hypotheses

  5. Library Resource
    Peer-reviewed publication
    December, 2010
    Chile

    Se analizan las relaciones existentes entre temperaturas urbanas y concentraciones de material particulado a una escala que representa la totalidad de la ciudad, destacando su división en dos zonas bien delimitadas, que ubicadas al oriente y poniente de la misma, durante los días de ocurrencia de las peores condiciones de contaminación atmosférica.

  6. Library Resource
    Peer-reviewed publication
    May, 2011
    Peru

    Este estudio analiza la relación entre la tenencia de títulos de propiedad (registrados) y los mercados inmobiliarios en zonas de la ciudad que tuvieron un origen informal y/o ilegal. Al hacerlo plantea cuestionamientos a los presupuestos internacionales y encuentra paradojas en el funcionamiento del mercado de suelo popular. La metodología es cuantitativa y cualitativa. Las conclusiones muestran que en asentamientos no consolidados la tenencia de un título de propiedad contribuye a un mayor valor de los predios con relación a aquellos no titulados.

  7. Library Resource
    Peer-reviewed publication
    January, 2003
    Chile

    Conferencia de J. Honold Dunner, en el Seminario del Gran Santiago realizado en 1957, donde se analizó las relaciones e interdependencias del Gran Santiago con los fenómenos territoriales y regionales. (Publicada en 1958)./This is the lecture given by J. Honold D. in the Seminario del Gran Santiago 1957 (Seminar on the Greater Santiago). On this Seminar the relation and interdependency of the Greater Santiago and the regional and land phenomena were analyzed.

  8. Library Resource
    Peer-reviewed publication
    January, 2016
    Argentina

    This article discusses the effects of coastal development projects carried out along the banks of the Paraná River in the city of Posadas, Argentina, which include the eradication of the illegal city situated in this large area in order to build the legal city that is open to the river.

  9. Library Resource
    Peer-reviewed publication
    March, 2000
    Chile

    The "road capacity" of the Chilean Master Plan is a tool developed to measure the capacity of streets in terms of supporting the size of vehicle flow. This tool considers topics such as land use, population density and street width. The purpose of this technique is to incorporate it to the Master Plan, as a town planning instrument, so as to cope with traffic forecasting and congestion. However, the technique does not embrace any sustainability concept, this is due to a disregard of any district ´s social or environmental needs.

  10. Library Resource
    Peer-reviewed publication
    June, 2008
    Chile

    Cuando la expansión de Santiago se efectuó sobre los sectores rurales circundantes y también, en los últimos decenios, en polígonos altos en busca de mejores condiciones ambientales y de calidad de vida, también impensadamente, se efectuó hacia áreas de mayor riesgo. La ciudad ha cuadruplicado su superficie en los últimos 50 años y se acerca al límite de su capacidad de carga, presionado por la ocupación de áreas morfodinámicamente inestables.

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