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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)

Abstract

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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  • Elsa Marcela Guerrero & Fernando Guiñirgo, 2008. "Indicador espacial del metabolismo urbano. Huella Ecológica de la ciudad de Tandil, Argentina," Revista Iberoamericana de Economía Ecológica, Red Iberoamericana de Economía Ecológica, vol. 9, pages 31-44, Diciembre.
  • Handle: RePEc:rib:revibe:rev9_03
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