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Adaptation - Resilience
Territorial planning and territorial management

Unidad Barrial Sostenible (UBS)

This research tackles the sustainability issue of smaller latino-american cities that halt growth and lack infrastructure ; on top on this, climate-induced natural disasters

An initiative of Instituto de Investigación Urbana y Territorial

Overview of the project

This research tackles the sustainability issue of smaller latino-american cities that halt growth and lack infrastructure ; on top on this, climate-induced natural disasters. In this respect, the work of this institute also aims to contribute to resolving the problem by proposing a methodological study of smaller latin american cities on the following subjects: sustainable development with a focus on the physical, environmental and climate dimension. To do so, the study is organised into 3 sections:
  • analysis of existing informations on the subject;
  • definition of priority actions;
  • and finally, proposition of an indicator system.
The results offer a system with 39 indicators, divided into 3 sub-sectors:
  • physical, environmental and climate vulnerability
  • environmental focus
  • urban planning and social cohesion
 
Objective

Improving quality of life for inhabitants in disadvantages urban areas in smaller cities in Latin America

Level of progress

Published research

Quantitative results
The results offer a system with 39 indicators, divided into 3 sub-sectors.
Qualitative results
The results offer a system with 39 indicators, divided into 3 sub-sectors:
  • physical, environmental and climate vulnerability
  • environmental focus
  • urban planning and social cohesion
About the
organisation

Instituto de Investigación Urbana y Territorial

José Jorge Peralta Arias
Author of the UBS proposal
jjperalta57@gmail.com
+593 981 220 197
This organisaiton ofcuses its research on investigating urban planning and sustainable local development in cities in Latin America.