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Jogefalk, Anna and Kallifatides, Cassandra W., 2022. Complexity of improvement : a sustainability analysis of the park along Riachuelo river connected to marginalized areas in Buenos Aires. First cycle, G2E. Uppsala: SLU, Dept. of Urban and Rural Development



The Riachuelo river in Buenos Aires was considered one of the most polluted watersheds in the world, where industries, sewers and illegal dumping have contaminated the river for over 200 years. Over 8 million people live in the Matanza-Riachuelo Basin, many of which live in informal settlements without official waste management, sanitation- or water systems. A rehabilitation project along the riverbanks started in 2006 and a 35-meter strip of the riverbank is turning into a 4.5 km long park along the north side of Riachuelo. This has led to complex consequences such as the relocation of families in informal settlements. Landscape architecture has an obligation to consider effects in a long-term holistic perspective and the aim of this work is to analyse and evaluate the sustainability of the park along Riachuelo within the rehabilitation project, with a focus on marginalized areas, to give a long-term holistic perspective of the project. The method used in this research is based on travelling transect, with pre-travel research, fieldwork on-site and a post-travel where the material was assembled. To evaluate the sustainability of the park, Ekologigruppen’s manual was used with indicators for social, economic and ecological sustainability. The research suggests that the new construction of the park has improved some sustainability aspects but is still insufficient. There has been a neglect of ecological sustainability in the planning of the park which affects both the social and economic dimensions of sustainability and therefore the park cannot be considered to uphold requirements for sustainable development.

Main title:Complexity of improvement
Subtitle:a sustainability analysis of the park along Riachuelo river connected to marginalized areas in Buenos Aires
Authors:Jogefalk, Anna and Kallifatides, Cassandra W.
Supervisor:Espmark, Helena and Diedrich, Lisa Babette
Examiner:Vicenzotti, Vera
Volume/Sequential designation:UNSPECIFIED
Year of Publication:2022
Level and depth descriptor:First cycle, G2E
Student's programme affiliation:LY009 Landscape Architecture Programme - Uppsala 300 HEC
Supervising department:(NL, NJ) > Dept. of Urban and Rural Development
(LTJ, LTV) > Dept. of Urban and Rural Development
Keywords:Landscape architecture, urban planning, informal settlement, water pollution, sustainability, Riachuelo river, Buenos Aries, Argentina
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Subject. Use of subject categories until 2023-04-30.:Landscape architecture
Deposited On:22 Jun 2022 10:15
Metadata Last Modified:23 Jun 2022 01:01

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