- When Destiny reaches us: Upwards Growth of a City in Conflict    click here to open paper content732 kb
by    González Romero, Daniel & Pérez Bourzac, Maria Teresa & Rivera Borrayo, Elizabeth | dgonzaler@gmail.com   click here to send an email to the auther(s) of this paper
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Disorderly urban growth has happened in the second largest Mexican city in the form of vertical residential and business buildings. As a response, it is necessary to rethink our urban planning approach.
The document which was published in 2006, by the Council of the Metropolitan Zone of Guadalajara and the Jalisco government, territorial area that includes 8 municipalities, under the title “Metropolitan Region of Guadalajara 2007-2013”, write down: The disordered urban growth has caused a dispersion, distant urbanization, and has caused inefficient operative and high cost for urban services and great vacated areas. On the other hand, in the last years have been multiplied the construction of sets of buildings and houses in height for the high income market, already for a long time, while in the periphery it is constructed horizontally, bringing along urban disorder. A recent study made by the Foundation Metropolis, proposed new developments that rearranged this new metropolitan urban development codification and also some other ideas become from the University of Guadalajara Environmental and Urban Territorial Research Group. Today no manner communities’ protests, they are in process a good number of mega-projects whit a huge local and external financial support, in order to grow without sprawl: Blue Pools, Guadalajara Door, Chapultepec Horizons, Torrena, Andares and some others, within the framework of the insertion of Guadalajara, described by Financial Times like one as the best ones to invest. Thinking in the future for a better development, and in global network of cities, now the question is there.
growth, heigth, market, urban disorder
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