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Revista San Gregorio

On-line version ISSN 2528-7907Print version ISSN 1390-7247


ALARCON ZAMBRANO, Jaime Alfredo  and  ALBERT MARQUEZ, José Jesús. Sustainability strategies: a challenge for Urban Planning Law. Revista San Gregorio [online]. 2019, vol.1, n.31, pp.6-7. ISSN 2528-7907.

The objective of the present study is to analyze the challenge of Urban Law to regulate the urbanization process in a sustainable way with the purpose of elaborating a proposal of a strategy structure and criteria of sustainability that is a tool to evaluate the legal urban planning. For this purpose, a documentary research was carried out on different concepts that have been formulated by writers from various countries on urban law. Among the most significant findings, it is worth highlighting that the sustainable city is the main objective of urban legal regulations and that it is addressed to three areas: territory, urbanization and population, from which the structure of strategies and sustainability criteria. The main conclusions are that Urban Law should be considered as the main legal field in which the new vision of urban growth is built in order to convert it into sustainable urban development and that the proposed structure offers the possibility of establishing genuine policies that favor urban development sustainable development.

Keywords : Urban law; sustainability strategies; urban planning; urbanism..

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