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Estoa. Revista de la Facultad de Arquitectura y Urbanismo de la Universidad de Cuenca

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TORRES-ESPINOZA, Juan  and  DELGADO-BOHORQUEZ, Alina. Sustainability evaluation and densification proposals in the center of Guayaquil city. Estoa [online]. 2023, vol.12, n.24, pp.92-108. ISSN 1390-9274.

Since its foundation, the center of Guayaquil has been characterized by the presence of two settlements, the Old and the New City, separated by estuaries and vacant lots. The fires destroyed the city, but allowed a new urban layout that linked the indicated sectors. These intermediate areas remained with a delayed development, which lasts until today. In this context, the analysis of such sectors acquires relevance, as a measure to rescue depressed areas of the center. To achieve this objective, a sustainability assessment is performed in two central urban parishes, establishing densification proposals to strengthen the habitability and urban and social recovery of the sector. The methodology reviews building regulations and includes a spatial-morphological analysis of variables and a walkability study. The study concludes with a critical reflection on the scope and limitations of the approach adopted and the need to integrate various proposals and visions for the revitalization of the center.

Keywords : urban form; sustainability; densification; urban indicators; residential use..

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