versión impresa ISSN 0250-7161
NAVARRO VERA, José Ramón y ORTUNO PADILLA, Armando. Aproximación a la génesis de la contribución de la densidad en la noción de "ciudad compacta". EURE (Santiago) [online]. 2011, vol.37, n.112, pp. 23-41. ISSN 0250-7161. http://dx.doi.org/10.4067/S0250-71612011000300002.
As an introduction to the article, the conceptual origins of a compact city will be outlined considering the different variables involved. How these variables have been incorporated into such a widespread concept in the field of contemporary urbanism will be explained. Secondly, a research project developed in the outlying urban areas of Alicante which links residential density with variables of mobility will be presented. Finally, new research lines will be proposed to shed light on the current problems posed by the forms of growth and development of cities.
Palabras clave : Metropolitan areas; mobility; spatial planning; sustainable development.