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New Housing Developments in the City Center of Guadalajara (Mexico): An Analysis from the Perspective of Collective and Sustainable Dwelling

School of Architecture Art and Design, Tecnologico de Monterrey, 45201 Zapopan, Mexico
Academic Editor: Zaida Muxí Martínez
Buildings 2021, 11(4), 168; https://doi.org/10.3390/buildings11040168
Received: 1 March 2021 / Revised: 8 April 2021 / Accepted: 9 April 2021 / Published: 16 April 2021
(This article belongs to the Special Issue The Architecture of Collective Housing)
New vertical housing developments in Guadalajara (Mexico) are reaching the city center as a response for redensification after many years of expansion of the urban area characterized by a suburban, low density and fragmented pattern. This horizontal growth, dominated by use of the automobile as prevailing mode of transport, has proven to be unsustainable not only from an environmental point of view, but also from a social perspective where the “human scale” of the city has been affected, same as the daily life of its inhabitants. On the other hand, vertical housing proposals are by their very nature associated with concepts of redensification, compact city and collective living; the aim of this article is to analyze some new housing developments in Guadalajara downtown in order to evaluate to what extent the new buildings embody a more sustainable, livable and collective dwelling, to discuss findings, successes and failures and thus be able to contribute some conclusions and open a broader reflection about contemporary housing, urban density and downtown redevelopment in Latin America cities through collective and sustainable dwelling. View Full-Text
Keywords: collective housing; sustainable dwelling; human scale; urban densification; gender perspective collective housing; sustainable dwelling; human scale; urban densification; gender perspective
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Cireddu, A. New Housing Developments in the City Center of Guadalajara (Mexico): An Analysis from the Perspective of Collective and Sustainable Dwelling. Buildings 2021, 11, 168. https://doi.org/10.3390/buildings11040168

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Cireddu A. New Housing Developments in the City Center of Guadalajara (Mexico): An Analysis from the Perspective of Collective and Sustainable Dwelling. Buildings. 2021; 11(4):168. https://doi.org/10.3390/buildings11040168

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Cireddu, Alessandra. 2021. "New Housing Developments in the City Center of Guadalajara (Mexico): An Analysis from the Perspective of Collective and Sustainable Dwelling" Buildings 11, no. 4: 168. https://doi.org/10.3390/buildings11040168

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