The infrastructural lands of urban sprawl: planning potentials and political perils

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Show simple item record Silva, Cristian en 2017-07-03T23:55:58Z en 2017-03 en
dc.identifier.citation Town planning review, 2017, 88 (2), pp. 233-256 en
dc.identifier.issn 0041-0020 en
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dc.description.abstract Urban sprawl in Latin America has been seen as a factor in social segregation, poverty concentration, lack of services and transport, environmental detriment, and constraints on the public budget. However, in this scenario, some undeveloped areas are seen as opportunities – particularly infrastructural land – for urban mega-projects. Although these initiatives are based on cutting-edge narratives of urban sustainability, expectations of project-based rationalities clash with the absence of political frameworks and unanticipated constraints that illustrate a wide set of political perils. Using a former airport now included within the suburban sprawl of Santiago de Chile as an example, this paper provides evidence of a sequence of political drawbacks in its reconversion, and the fragility of planning frameworks in their capacity to mediate between urban development pressures and resistance to them. What is also clear is the fact that recovering in-between landscapes of sprawl still rests on ‘projects’ instead of planning policies. en
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dc.publisher Liverpool University Press Online en
dc.relation.ispartofseries Town Planning Review en
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dc.title The infrastructural lands of urban sprawl: planning potentials and political perils en
dc.type Journal Article en
dc.identifier.doi 10.3828/tpr.2017.14 en
pubs.issue 2 en
pubs.begin-page 233 en
pubs.volume 88 en
dc.rights.holder Copyright: Liverpool University Press en
pubs.end-page 256 en
pubs.publication-status Published en
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pubs.subtype Article en
pubs.elements-id 622054 en Creative Arts and Industries en Architecture and Planning en
dc.identifier.eissn 1478-341X en
pubs.record-created-at-source-date 2017-07-04 en

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