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HEINRICHS, DIRK; NUISSL, HENNING  y  RODRIGUEZ SEEGER, CLAUDIA. Dispersión urbana y nuevos desafíos para la gobernanza (metropolitana) en América Latina: el caso de Santiago de Chile. EURE (Santiago) [online]. 2009, vol.35, n.104, pp.29-46. ISSN 0250-7161.

Massive expansion of urban areas is not a new experience to Latin American cities. However, the profound social, ecological and economic implications of urban sprawl are only today starting to become a major concern in the continent's big agglomerations. By taking Santiago de Chile as an example this paper discusses the challenges posed to urban governance by urban sprawl It first summarizes recent trends in residential housing production where large scale residential 'megaprojects' have become highly significant. Second, by looking at these trends from the perspective of the international sprawl literature it finds that urban sprawl in Santiago is largely driven by policy and decision making It thirdly constructs a basic analysis of sprawl governance in terms of actors, institutions and their interplay on the basis of the few existing studies and the author's own ongoing research. Finally, the paper suggests some entry points and broad strategies to address sprawl.

Palabras clave : urban sprawl; urban expansion; governance; Santiago de Chile.

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