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Ciudades que contribuyen a la Sostenibilidad Global

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  • Ivan Muñiz

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    (Departament d'Economia Aplicada, Universitat Autonoma de Barcelona)

  • Roser Masjuan

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    (Departament d'Economia Aplicada, Universitat Autonoma de Barcelona)

  • Pau Morera

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    (Departament d'Economia Aplicada, Universitat Autonoma de Barcelona)

  • Miquel-Angel Garcia-Lopez

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    (Departament d'Economia Aplicada, Universitat Autonoma de Barcelona
    Institut d'Economia de Barcelona)

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    Trabajos anteriores han demostrado que gran parte de la variabilidad observada en la huella ecológica per cápita de los países puede explicarse a partir de las diferencias en renta per cápita y temperatura. La pregunta que nos planteamos en esta investigación es si el modelo urbano (densidad urbana y tamaño urbano) también puede ayudar a explicar dicha variabilidad. Los resultados obtenidos confirman el significativo impacto de la densidad urbana sobre la huella, por lo que controlar la dispersión urbana parece ser un mecanismo eficiente para reducir la huella ecológica de los países. En lugar de reflexionar sobre si las ciudades son o no son insostenibles por naturaleza, esta investigación se ha orientado de forma más operativa, intentando discernir qué tipo de modelo urbano contribuye en mayor medida a la sostenibilidad del planeta.

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    Paper provided by Department of Applied Economics at Universitat Autonoma of Barcelona in its series Working Papers with number wpdea1103.

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    Length: 23 pages
    Date of creation: Feb 2011
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    Handle: RePEc:uab:wprdea:wpdea1103

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    Keywords: Ecological Footprint; urban form; urban sostenibility;

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