To upgrade or to relocate. Government s decision on implementing upgrading or relocation practices on informal settlements concerning their vulnerability to floods due to climate change and variability. The case of Montevideo, Uruguay

 

Autor(es):
Vincent, Valentina
Tipo
Tesis de maestría
Versión:
Aceptado
Resumen:

Currently millions of people live in informal settlements in Latin America. They are the most vulnerable to climate change, because generally they occupy the most hazardous locations (e.g. floodplains) and lack adaptive capacity due to their low social and economical means. For several decades, governments in Latin America have implemented different policies towards informal settlements, such as in situ upgrading and relocations. This dissertation studies how governments decide between the implementation of upgrading or relocation practices considering the impacts of floods due to climate change and variability on informal settlements. It is based on the case of Uruguay and its capital city Montevideo. Research consisted on the analysis of government plans concerning informal settlements and climate change, and interviews to both local and national government representatives. The study will show how in Uruguay the decision is based on technical and economic factors, and that national government plays a major role in the decision making processes, while local governments mainly focus on implementation stages. It will also been shown that communities generally do not have a voice in this decision.

Año:
2015
Idioma:
Español
Temas:
Sustentabilidad
Planificación urbana
Cambio climático
Movilidad urbana
climate change
informal settlement
relocation
Geografía Económica y Social
Estudios Urbanos
Ciencias Sociales
Institución:
Agencia Nacional de Investigación e Innovación
Repositorio:
REDI
Enlace(s):
http://hdl.handle.net/20.500.12381/150
Nivel de acceso:
Acceso abierto
Licencia:
Reconocimiento-NoComercial-SinObraDerivada. (CC BY-NC-ND)