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Delta Project: Towards a Sustainable Campus

School of Architecture and Urbanism, University of Guayaquil, Cdla. Universitaria “Salvador Allende”, Guayaquil 090510, Ecuador
School of Administrative Sciences, University of Guayaquil, Cdla. Universitaria “Salvador Allende”, Guayaquil 090510, Ecuador
Department of University Works, University of Guayaquil, Cdla. Universitaria “Salvador Allende”, Guayaquil 090510, Ecuador
School of Sciences for Development, University of Guayaquil, Cdla. Universitaria “Salvador Allende”, Guayaquil 090510, Ecuador
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Sustainability 2018, 10(10), 3695;
Received: 23 June 2018 / Revised: 14 September 2018 / Accepted: 16 September 2018 / Published: 15 October 2018
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The University of Guayaquil, which shares the same name as the city where it is located, faces the challenge of its image transformation for the 21st century. It was deemed necessary to identify details about the urban evolution of the city over time, in relation to the changes produced by the project’s site and its direct area of influence. The goal is to integrate the main university campus within a framework which guarantees sustainability and allows innovation in the living lab. To achieve this, the action research method was applied, focused on the community participation and the logic framework. The proposal, the management model, and the integrated working groups were organized with internal users such as professors, students, and university authorities, and external actors such as residents, local business communities, Guayaquil city council, and its local mayor and governor. As result of the diagnosis, six different analysis dimensions were established which correspond to the new urban agenda for the future campus: compactness, inclusiveness, resilience, sustainability, safety, and participation. As a proposal, the urban design integrates the analysis of the dimensions whose financial support and execution are given by the municipality authorities that integrates the campus with its network of community police headquarters. View Full-Text
Keywords: sustainability; university living lab; management model sustainability; university living lab; management model

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Hugo, H.; Espinoza, F.; Morales, I.; Ortiz, E.; Pérez, S.; Salcedo, G. Delta Project: Towards a Sustainable Campus. Sustainability 2018, 10, 3695.

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