Spatial indicator of urban metabolism. Ecological Footprint of the city of Tandil, Argentina

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Title
Indicador espacial del metabolismo urbano. Huella Ecológica de la ciudad de Tandil, Argentina
Author(s)
Elsa Marcela Guerrero
Fernando Guiñirgo
Year
2008
Type
Journal Article
Source
Revista Iberoamericana de Economía Ecológica, Volume 9, Pages 31-44
Abstract
Besides evident urban problems - waste, pollution, etc. - there are an urban system dynamic's problem it is interesting: growing productive ecosystems appropriation destining to satisfy urban metabolism requires in Tandil city, Argentina. We use for calculating it, Ecological Footprint concept (Rees 1996a; Wackernagel 1996), it allow us assess in superficial terms -hectares- food, combustible, forestall products required as well as, direct soil occupation necessary to wastes and dissipate warm absorption. Ecological Footprint there has a deficit around 77.708,9 ha. And it will be 17, 2 times city area to cover urban metabolism requires in the considered period.
Original Abstract
Además de problemas urbanos evidentes -contaminación, residuos, etc.-, existe un problema asociado a la propia dinámica del sistema urbano que es de interés: la apropiación creciente de ecosistemas productivos externos destinados a satisfacer los requerimientos del metabolismo urbano de la ciudad de Tandil, Argentina. Se emplea para su cálculo, la Huella Ecológica (HE) (Rees 1996a; Wackernagel 1996) que permite evaluar en términos espaciales -hectáreas- los requerimientos de alimentos, combustibles, productos forestales y suelo para la ocupación directa; además del espacio necesario para la absorción de residuos y calor disipado. La HE de Tandil resultó ser deficitaria en 77.708,9 ha, y harían falta unas 17,2 veces la superficie de la ciudad para cubrir las necesidades del metabolismo urbano en el período considerado.

Palabras clave: Huella ecológica, metabolismo urbano, ecosistemas productivos, apropiación, Tandil-Argentina.
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