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Residential production and spatial inequalities, a territorial analysis from the Right to the City. The case of Córdoba periphery
8 Oct 2021
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María Cecilia María Cecilia Marengo
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Urban planning (urban design)
Urban Growth
Social Inequalities
Housing Policy


Metropolization And The Right To The City


Mercantilist logic conditions the possibilities of access to urbanized land, space becomes a scarce asset that involves speculative practices and a deterioration of its quality occurs in a broad sense linked to the deterioration of urban life and the right to the city. (Harvey 2014, de Mattos 2015, 2016, Rolnik 2018, among others). The work exposes the way in which housing pol-icy has generated conditions for the production of new peripheral territories. For this purpose, some housing complexes of an ambitious public housing policy developed during the period 2003-2010 are examined. The approach focuses on the spatial dimension of the house as con-stitutive of the urban environment, its evolution and implications in the urban structure; under-standing the importance of recovering the territorial dimension, the resulting urban configura-tion and the conditions for the inhabitants in relations with the city. Finally, the physical and so-cial proximity relationships embedded in the production of public housing complexes and the evolution of neighboring residential environments, allow us to reflect on the right to the city in the proposed locations of public housing policy.

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María Cecilia Marengo
National University of Cordoba, Argentina
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