Assessing Urban Containment Policies for Managing the Urban Growth of Santa Tecla City, El Salvador

by Mojica Bonilla, Ana I.

Abstract (Summary)
Managing urban growth is one the most challenging tasks planners have to do especially when city are spatially constrained. Generally, the containment of a city is based on the allocation of land needed to satisfy the demand based on the city’s growth goals. This thesis assesses the potential containment of Santa Tecla city following this traditional approach of sizing the containment policy based on the city’s growth trends, but it also considers the land suitability, and the administrative capacity of the municipality to enforce the policy. As a result, this study contributes to the development of a methodology in which growth management is assessed with an integrated approach.
Bibliographical Information:


School:Ohio University

School Location:USA - Ohio

Source Type:Master's Thesis

Keywords:growth management containment policies susceptibility to land slides suitability el salvador santa tecla


Date of Publication:01/01/2007

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