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Looking At The Center Of The Bogotá City

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  • Elizabeth Aponte J.


  • Fernando Rubiera M


  • Magdalena Blaszczyszyn

El crecimiento de las ciudades implica una extensión del espacio metropolitano. Nuevos subcentros aparecen para garantizar la provisión de bienes y servicios en todo el espaciometropolitano sin desplazamientos de la población a diario. Sin embargo, este tipo de desarrollo bien podría reforzar la hegemonía del centro de la ciudad principal o dar lugar a su decadencia. Cuando un centro fuerte existe y es conservado, es fácil organizar una red eficiente de transporte público que garantice el contacto entre todas las clases sociales y evite la segregación de ciertas minorías o grupos de menores ingresos. Este trabajo analiza el caso específico de Bogotá, la principal ciudad de Colombia. Los datos muestran una disminución importante del centro de Bogotá, junto con el desarrollo de nuevos centros periféricos del área metropolitana.The growth of cities implies an extension of the metropolitan space. New subcenters appear which guarantee the provision of goods and services throughout the metropolitan space without daily population displacements. However, this type of development could either reinforce the hegemony of the main city centre or lead to its decline. When a strong centre exists, and it is maintained, is easy to organize an efficient network ofpublic transport which guarantees contact among all the social classes and avoids the segregation of certain minorities or lower income groups. This paper analyses the specific case of the main Colombian city, Bogotá. The data show an important decline ofthe centre of Bogotá coupled with the development of new peripheral centers of the metropolitan area.

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Volume (Year): (2011)
Issue (Month): (May)

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Handle: RePEc:col:000156:008632
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