Panel Paper: Indicators for Territorial Wellfare: Evidence Based Diagnosis and Design in Seizing Urban Infrastructure and Socioeconomic Critical Areas

Friday, July 20, 2018
Building 3, Room 208 (ITAM)

*Names in bold indicate Presenter

Luis M. Valenzuela1,2, Marcela P. Letelier1, John P. Treimun1, Matías Garretón1, Pía F. Palacios1, Pablo S. Olivares1, Andrea I. Castro1, Javier A. Guajardo1, Alexis R. Gamboa1, Nicole E. Norel1, Luis R. Ugalde1, Micaela Jara1, Joaquín J. Rivera3, Sebastían Cataldo1 and Ricardo E. Truffello4, (1)Universidad Adolfo Ibáñez, (2)COES - Center for Social Conflict and Cohesion, (3)GeoaAdimark GFK, (4)Universidad Católica de Chile

Territorial Wellbeing Indicators (IBT) evaluate the functional accessibility to equipment and services according to the environmental and socioeconomic conditions of a territory. IBT’s are built at the level of each urban block, therefore facilitates a detailed spatial analysis that has not existed up to now, which can be extrapolated to larger scales as needed. IBT’s consider the distribution of urban infraestructure in relation to the population with the concept of accessibility as a fundamental factor for equity in cities. The IBTs show the relation of load capacity of equipment and services efectively available, complemented by environmental and socioeconomic conditions of the environment of the different areas of analysis.

The IBT are a key tool for the decisión and design of public policies that seek to give housing sustainable and inclusive environments, as well as to supply new infrastructure to places with spatial deficits. Thus, the 10 indicators developed to the same unit of analysis integrate a definition of critical areas in any comparative territory, neighborhoods, municipalities and cities.

IBT innovation contribute to the generation of diagnosis, with indicators capable of capturing the functional reality of space. Its representation is designed in a simple and dynamic way to allow its use from different levels of government institutions and territorial managers, promoting understanding and participation in decision making. Finally, IBT allow to evaluate of the impact public programs and investments on the territory in a fast, dynamic and direct manner, contributing to the efficient use of resources and promote more integrated cities.