Urban management and urban planning in Córdoba, Argentina (1983-2011)

2017-12-05T09:16:41Z (GMT) by Martín Lemma

Abstract In 1983, Argentina returned to democracy and, thereafter, different political parties were responsible for the management of the Municipalidad de Cordoba. Each of them has approached the various urban spatial problems of the municipality in a particular way. Over 28 years, these approaches have been modified to a greater or lesser extent, either through continuity, transformation or rupture. Until 1999, there was a succession of governments from the same political party in Cordoba which resulted largely in continuity of urban policy. However, from then on until 2011, this succession process ended and the following three municipal administrations presented their own urban visions and, from these, attempted to transform the urban regulatory framework. This article seeks to analyze the different ways of thinking about urban form, seeking to understand the physical and spatial models of the city desired by each municipal management to face the constant problem of urban growth due to using low housing density in an uncontrolled manner. For this purpose, various urban planning documents published during these three decades are described, presented graphically and analyzed. These lectures focus on the particularities of each document and establish links with other documents from the same period.