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Indicador espacial del metabolismo urbano. Huella Ecológica de la ciudad de Tandil, Argentina

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  • Elsa Marcela Guerrero


    (Centro de Investigaciones y Estudios Ambientales (CINEA). Facultad de Ciencias Humanas (FCH), Universidad Nacional del Centro de la Provincia de Buenos Aires (UNICEN), Argentina.)

  • Fernando Guiñirgo


    (Facultad de Ciencias Humanas (FCH), Universidad Nacional del Centro de la Provincia de Buenos Aires (UNICEN), Argentina)

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    Además de problemas urbanos evidentes -contaminación, residuos, etc.-, existe un problema asociado a la propia dinámica del sistema urbano que es de interés: la apropiación creciente de ecosistemas productivos externos destinados a satisfacer los requerimientos del metabolismo urbano de la ciudad de Tandil, Argentina. Se emplea para su cálculo, la Huella Ecológica (HE) (Rees 1996a; Wackernagel 1996) que permite evaluar en términos espaciales –hectáreas- los requerimientos de alimentos, combustibles, productos forestales y suelo para la ocupación directa; además del espacio necesario para la absorción de residuos y calor disipado. La HE de Tandil resultó ser deficitaria en 77.708,9 ha, y harían falta unas 17,2 veces la superficie de la ciudad para cubrir las necesidades del metabolismo urbano en el período considerado.

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    Article provided by Red Iberoamericana de Economía Ecológica in its journal Revista Iberoamericana de Economía Ecológica.

    Volume (Year): 9 (2008)
    Issue (Month): (Diciembre)
    Pages: 31-44

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    Handle: RePEc:rib:revibe:rev9_03
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    1. Wackernagel, Mathis & Onisto, Larry & Bello, Patricia & Callejas Linares, Alejandro & Susana Lopez Falfan, Ina & Mendez Garcia, Jesus & Isabel Suarez Guerrero, Ana & Guadalupe Suarez Guerrero, Ma., 1999. "National natural capital accounting with the ecological footprint concept," Ecological Economics, Elsevier, vol. 29(3), pages 375-390, June.
    2. Lenzen, Manfred & Murray, Shauna A., 2001. "A modified ecological footprint method and its application to Australia," Ecological Economics, Elsevier, vol. 37(2), pages 229-255, May.
    3. Manfred Lenzen & Sven Lundie & Grant Bransgrove & Lisa Charet & Fabian Sack, 2003. "Assessing the Ecological Footprint of a Large Metropolitan Water Supplier: Lessons for Water Management and Planning towards Sustainability," Journal of Environmental Planning and Management, Taylor & Francis Journals, vol. 46(1), pages 113-141.
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