13 shared publications
Pontificia Universidad Catolica de Chile, Santiago, Chile
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(2011 - 2014)
(2011 - 2014)
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BOOK-CHAPTER 0 Reads 2 Citations Scenarios for Future Development Published: 01 January 2014
Climate Adaptation Santiago, doi: 10.1007/978-3-642-39103-3_3
The analysis and governance of climate change in urban regions, notably in mega-urban agglomerations, faces a dual challenge: firstly, that of dealing with the increasing complexities and dynamics of the different drivers of development, institutions, and actors; secondly, of considering the limited knowledge of both climate change events and their impacts on natural and social systems, particularly at local level. Given that political and societal decisions must be taken under uncertainty conditions, the scenario method plays a major role in providing decision-makers with a basis from which to generate the relevant orientation and action knowledge. Being well-founded as a tool to cope with such complexities and uncertainties, scenarios are applied since long time in several thematic contexts. In this chapter, basic scenario functions, types, challenges and requirements are addressed and pointed out for the specific context of climate change adaptation efforts. The three-step methodological approach and the conceptual and analytical framework applied to the case of the Metropolitan Region of Santiago de Chile (MRS) are described in detail. Finally, selected methodological responses to challenges associated with the analysis and advisory efforts to improve adaptive capacities in strategic urban planning in this regional context are highlighted.
Article 0 Reads 0 Citations Lecciones de una investigación integrativa sobre sustentabilidad urbana: el proyecto "Risk Habitat Megacity" en Santiago... Published: 01 January 2012
EURE (Santiago), doi: 10.4067/s0250-71612012000100007
BOOK-CHAPTER 0 Reads 2 Citations How Sustainable is Santiago? Published: 19 August 2011
Risk Habitat Megacity, doi: 10.1007/978-3-642-11544-8_14
The objective of this chapter is to measure the performance of the Santiago Metropolitan Region and to demonstrate how the Helmholtz Integrative Sustainability Concept and a set of indicators can serve as a tool to support decision-making by public, private and civil society actors for sustainable development. The chapter combines results for selected headline indicators with those of sustainability performance in the various fields presented in more detail in Chaps. 6–13 of this volume. The exercise of setting target values as necessary reference lines to identify existing strengths and weaknesses is clearly an incentive to goal-oriented policy and planning. The analysis reveals positive trends for some of the indicators, which deserve continued support, but also tremendous challenges in others bearing negative trends. The chapter concludes with a synthesis of the sustainability challenges ahead. This includes reflections on the conceptual and methodological dimensions of this exercise, and suitable institutional responses.