Habitat Policies and Territorial Planning

Project: Research Project

Project Details


Public housing policies aimed at addressing social housing issues and the comprehensive improvement of urban environments of informal origin in Colombia are shaped by territorial and sectoral decisions at different levels. The materialization of these policies on the territory has been the result of fragmented decision-making processes. This implies that it is not only difficult to anticipate the results of the implementation of each policy, but also that the clash between different levels and types of decisions has often reduced the real impact of the action of the different levels of the State on housing and territorial problems. Such a situation makes it necessary to study the complex constellation of policies that directly and indirectly affect the production of habitat for lower income groups in Colombia, and especially the interaction between them. In this way, it is hoped to better understand the linkages between areas of public policy that affect the dynamics of social housing production, urban habitat conditions, and the territorial ordering of Colombian municipalities.

Commitments / Obligations

One (1) technical concept based on research results.
One (1) article publishable in a national indexed journal
Effective start/end date2/1/1312/31/19

UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This project contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being

Main Funding Source

  • Installed Capacity (Academic Unit)


  • Bogotá D.C.


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