Next Article in Journal
Mapping the Sound Environment of Andorra and Escaldes-Engordany by Means of a 3D City Model Platform
Previous Article in Journal
Using Twitter to Analyze the Effect of Hurricanes on Human Mobility Patterns
Open AccessArticle

Effects of Urban Development Praxis on Economic Inequality in Latin American Cities

1
Department of Urban Planning, Universidad Simón Bolívar, Sartenejas, Miranda 1080, Venezuela
2
Department of Processes and Systems, Universidad Simón Bolívar, Sartenejas, Miranda 1080, Venezuela
*
Author to whom correspondence should be addressed.
Urban Sci. 2019, 3(3), 88; https://doi.org/10.3390/urbansci3030088
Received: 30 June 2019 / Revised: 25 July 2019 / Accepted: 30 July 2019 / Published: 5 August 2019
In a highly and rapidly urbanized world, the effect of the action of urban development is determinant for the physical, social, and economic conditions of its citizens, among which is inequality. It is even more crucial for developing regions such as Latin America on which this research is conducted. Therefore, the focus of the investigation was to determine the existence of significant statistical relationships between urban development and economic inequality in the region. For this purpose, it was sought to define urban development from the perspective of the praxis of multilateral organizations measured by indicators of extensive use among them. A hierarchical multiple linear regression model was built with six urban development variables predictors of the Gini coefficient as an indicator of economic inequality, in which data of 49 Latin American cities was used. The application of the method allowed us to discover a stochastic behavior of interaction between those multidimensional systems and confirmed the statistical relation. The research allows having a tool for the formulation of public policies that seek to strengthen local governance, promote community organization and participation, and assert urban planning as an agent for concerted efforts to achieve common goals. View Full-Text
Keywords: urban planning; inequality; development; Latin America; regional economics urban planning; inequality; development; Latin America; regional economics
Show Figures

Graphical abstract

MDPI and ACS Style

Cadenas Delascio, G.A.; Hernández-Ponce, L.E.; Febres, G.L. Effects of Urban Development Praxis on Economic Inequality in Latin American Cities. Urban Sci. 2019, 3, 88.

Show more citation formats Show less citations formats
Note that from the first issue of 2016, MDPI journals use article numbers instead of page numbers. See further details here.

Article Access Map by Country/Region

1
Back to TopTop