Measures to value the sustainability of the metropolitan areas: Applied to concepcion metropolitan area

Carolina Rojas Quezada, María Jesús Salado García, Joan Pino Vilalta, Joan Carles Martori

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Abstract

The recent urban metropolitan growing needs new tools to give value to this phenomenon from a sustainable point of view. This research has as a main objective to apply several indicators with territorial bases to the metropolitan area of Concepción (Chile). Geographic Information Systems (GIS) were used to monitor different patterns of land use, which are related to the territorial sustainability. The availability of the data and methods allow the easy application of the indicators in different scenarios.
Original languageEnglish
JournalBoletin de la Asociacion de Geografos Espanoles
Issue number55
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2011

Keywords

  • Concepción metropolitan area
  • GIS
  • Indicators
  • Territorial sustainability
  • Urban growth

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