Revistes Catalanes amb Accés Obert (RACO)

Modelización de los factores de crecimiento urbano como aporte a la sostenibilidad. Estudio de caso: Manizales - Colombia

Paula Andrea Cifuentes Ruiz


This study proposes a methodology for studying the factors that have contributed to the growth of the city of Manizales (Colombia) in a regression of 153 years. The spatialization of the city has made through Geographic Information Systems GIS, maps were generated 16 factors associated with incidents (natural, social, cultural and economic).
The data have been processed through GIS raster layers, obtaining numerical matrices for different causal factors that have been analyzed by the method multicriterial Principal Component Analysis PCA. The growth for each period is considered depending on the distance and natural factors, which interact with each other, resulting in the pattern of urbanization for each time period (variable urbanization).

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