GEO380.22 Urban-Territorial Problematization and Intervention

This course will formulate an urban-territorial project using adequate arguments for undergraduate students regarding the habitable territory applying contemporary concepts of sustainability and socioecological resilience, legal tools, and methodological techniques to pursue the understanding of the importance of this knowledge in Urbanism, conceiving the city and the city development plan as social and individual rights, and the understanding of urban planning difficulties in a radicalized neoliberal development model as is the Chilean case.
The course problem study will be formulated from a critical view of the territorial reality, with consciousness of its complexity (dynamic and multisystemic reality), and with reference to contemporary concepts in an adequate level for undergraduate students. Students will formulate a creative, integrative, and sustainable synthesis, that will be socioecologically resilient and feasible from the urban-territorial problem perspective, that will be expressed through legal, pertinent, and understandable urban-architectural media.

Upon successfully completing this course, you will be able to:

  • Study contemporary concepts for problematization and resolutory intervention work.
  • Formulate a complex urban-territorial problem, identifying its relevant variables using interdisciplinary methods, to develop probable scenarios with their positive and negative aspects, and concluding intervention strategies.
  • Evaluate the impact and implications of the intervention, to understand the scopes of the proposed changes in short, medium, and long term, in the framework of climate change and its effects.


Department: Geography

Location: Santiago

Credits: 3