Towards socially integrated housing in Chile: Assessing conviviality through two key housing projects

Maturana Cossio, B and Horne, R 2016, 'Towards socially integrated housing in Chile: Assessing conviviality through two key housing projects', Open House International, vol. 41, no. 2, pp. 6-14.


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Title Towards socially integrated housing in Chile: Assessing conviviality through two key housing projects
Author(s) Maturana Cossio, B
Horne, R
Year 2016
Journal name Open House International
Volume number 41
Issue number 2
Start page 6
End page 14
Total pages 9
Publisher Open House International Association
Abstract Social integration is an important goal of contemporary urban policy in Chile. Using the concept of conviviality understood as the "art of living in community" (Esteva, 2012), this work analyses two socially integrated housing developments in Chile. This paper argues that materially interspersing different socioeconomic groups within housing developments is insufficient on its own to achieve the objectives of social integration espoused in the national urban policy. In particular, it leaves aside community and cultural processes and therefore neglects considerations of inclusion, equity, and conviviality. Furthermore, it is insufficient on its own in meeting sustainable cities and quality of life objectives of the National Urban Development Policy. As a result, we raise critical questions for the implementation of national policy objectives to combat the segregation of cities. The concept of assessing conviviality is proposed as a means to further understand social integration.
Subject Urban and Regional Planning not elsewhere classified
Keyword(s) Conviviality
Housing and urban policy
Morphological transformation
Social housing
Social integration
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