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CCHC - Public Spaces Chapter: Green Areas

The CChC study analyzes the deficiency of green spaces in 2017 in order to project investments in green spaces through 2027.







National Scale

Chilean Chamber of Construction


This project is a portion of a collaborative study with the Management of Studies of the Chilean Cámara of Construction and the Center of Territorial Intelligence at the University of Adolfo Ibáñez, titled "Recognition of the Urban Environment”. The study raised a series of indicators of equipment, infrastructure, security, and pollution in 22 Chilean cities.


Our participation consisted in identifying infrastructure requirements for green spaces in public areas from 2018 through 2027. We utilized Luo & Qi's (2009) methodology of the E2FSCA proposal, which is currently being adapted to urban locations within Chile by the Center of Territorial intelligence at the University of Adolfo Ibáñez, the Management of Studies at the CChC, and studies from the Everyone's City program at the Pontifical Catholic University of Chile.

The lack of green areas in cities, such as Iquique, Antofagasta, La Serena-Coquimbo, Valparasío, Santiago, Concepción, Temuco, Puerto Montt, and Punta Arenas were detected through georeferencing. 

The principal result from the study indicates that there is an estimated deficit of 8,827,484 m² of green space, using the national standard of (4.2 m²/person). The lack of green areas corresponds to $639.9 million. In order to repair the insufficiency of green areas, it is estimated that $71.1 million must be invested in these designated spaces from 2018 to 2027.

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