WIT Press


Residential Location Patterns In A Latin American City: Santiago, Chile

Price

Free (open access)

Paper DOI

10.2495/SPD030861

Volume

67

Pages

10

Published

2003

Size

810.22 kb

Author(s)

L.A. Cárdenas Jirón

Abstract

Residential location patterns in a Latin American city: Santiago, Chile L. A. Cardenas Jir6n Departamento de Urbanismo, Facultad de Arquitectura y Urbanismo, Universidad de Chile, Chile. Abstract Cultural features and residential location preferences are factors to be considered in planning more efficient housing areas in order to successfully respond to community needs. It is stated that community assessment of the urban environment is different according to income level groups and cultural features. Social equity is one of the aim of sustainability then it will be required to understand residential location preferences of each income groups; thus residential development proposals would be able to meet community expectations. The purpose of the paper is to identify the most valuable neighbourhood attributes fiom community perspective in a Latin American city: Santiago de Chile. There is also defined a spatial residential location pattern based on those attributes and to compare these pattern

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