Civil Engineering and Architecture Vol. 4(3), pp. 79 - 90
DOI: 10.13189/cea.2016.040301
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Thinking about Urban Density Hypothesis on Ecuadorian Middle Cities

Antonio di Campli *
Department of Architecture and Arts, Technical University of Loja, Ecuador


This paper proposes some reflection on the definition of urban densification strategies for Ecuadorian middle cities. The objective is twofold. On the one hand it is necessary to determine which in these contexts, are today the conditions under which it is possible and legitimate to prefigure a physical and functional urban space densification process. On the other hand, this research defines specific planning and design actions for a dense regeneration of Ecuadorian middle cities urban spaces. The hypothesis is that the solution of specific urban design problems and the redefinition of some forms of dwelling and social interaction at the proximity scale in more inclusive ways, in Ecuadorian medium sized cities, can be pursued through precise urban space densification strategies focused on the invention of particular devices space of social interaction characterized by a superposition of uses and functions able to define dense forms of use in actually residual spaces.

Ecuador, Urban Densification, Middle Cities, Spatial Justice, Density

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[1] Antonio di Campli , "Thinking about Urban Density Hypothesis on Ecuadorian Middle Cities," Civil Engineering and Architecture, Vol. 4, No. 3, pp. 79 - 90, 2016. DOI: 10.13189/cea.2016.040301.

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Antonio di Campli (2016). Thinking about Urban Density Hypothesis on Ecuadorian Middle Cities. Civil Engineering and Architecture, 4(3), 79 - 90. DOI: 10.13189/cea.2016.040301.