Relaciones entre el concepto de movilidad y la ocupación territorial de Medellín
López, F. (Fredy) | 2013-11-22
Major Colombian cities face the beginning of the 21st century with an additional concern in their possibilities for development, sustainability, and inhabitability: urban mobility. This term, easily associated with the way vehicles and individuals flow through the different urban transport infrastructure options, has more background and involves the study of how these cities have materialized in time. It implies, therefore, a broader reading that must be established from a different frame of knowledge. Universidad de San Buenaventura and Universidad de Medellín, in the city of Medellín, Colombia, have coincided in studying the mobility problem and their effect on the territorial occupation of that city. The present paper offers the results of the above mentioned research for which assumes a conceptual position about the term “mobility”, it relates the mobility to the occupation of Medellin by means of key variables and map algebra and establishes as conclusion some directions to be considered in the planning of the space. We found that several aspects of city life, like occupation density, property purchase decisions, transportation options, and territorial planning have different consequences on mobility and allow offering solutions.