Dynamics for Socio-Territorial Urban Integration in Marginalized Communities


Informal Settlements are a clear example of current urban segregation as shown in the precariousness of their territory not only an economic polarization and marginalization but also for urban society, a social rejection generated by its high rate of violence and lawlessness. Nevertheless, marginalized communities have internal survival strategies that could produce, in the daily use of their Urban Place, socio-territorial opportunities for urban integration. We need t hen to complement existing urban policies for marginalized neighborhoods with the improvement of these capacities.

Based on these current ‘spontaneous’ empowerment strategies, the aim of the proposed research is to elaborate a conceptual and practical framework to achieve regeneration models for (informal) local communities development. The research will focus on three slums of Buenos Aires City to define on socio-physical integrative tactics and strategies, a sustainable method for urban integration and transformation.



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Avales a la investigación 2016

Subsecretaría de Planeamiento del Ministerio de Desarrollo Urbano y Transporte del Gobierno de la Ciudad Autónoma de Buenos Aires

Consejero del Consejo del Plan Urbano Ambiental del Gobierno de la Ciudad Autónoma de Buenos Aires