Relación entre los procesos de urbanización, el comercio internacional y su incidencia en la sostenibilidad urbana*

W.H. Alfonso Pina, Carolina Carreño Campo

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The dynamics of urbanization and growth of the Latin American city is due to different
geographical, economic, and social factors. One of these elements, which has expanded
the availability of resources for the urban expansion process is the growth of international
trade, whereas it facilitates the import and availability of goods from anywhere in the
world and consolidates cities as large markets, making them more attractive each time,
which falls again in the process of growth. Based on the approach to urban sustainability
and from the literature review and consultation of international organizations, this
article presents some relationships between the growth in international trade and its impact
on the increase in the consumption of goods and urban expansion process. In the
discussion of results, it is stated that the greater availability of goods and services (flows
of matter and energy) accelerate the process of metabolism of cities and adversely affect
environmental quality by emissions and waste.
Original languageSpanish (Colombia)
Article number3
Pages (from-to)1
Number of pages29
JournalCuadernos de Vivienda y Urbanismo
Issue number22
Early online dateJun 5 2018
StatePublished - Jun 5 2018

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