versión impresa ISSN 0250-7161
CONTRERAS GATICA, Yasna. La recuperación urbana y residencial del centro de Santiago: Nuevos habitantes, cambios socioespaciales significativos. EURE (Santiago) [online]. 2011, vol.37, n.112, pp. 89-113. ISSN 0250-7161. http://dx.doi.org/10.4067/S0250-71612011000300005.
Parallel to the process of suburban expansion in the Latin American cities and especially in Santiago of Chile a centrifugal residential and spatial movement is observed. This movement values the attributes of location of central spaces, thus raising the thesis of the return of the consolidated city. This movement begins in the nineties, when the municipality of Santiago carries out a Repopulation Plan that was oriented to the generation of a supply of new housing in of deteriorated zones and in consolidated and well connected districts. Works of road and urban improvement, the arrival of cultural and commercial supply and the arrival of new urban inhabitants --specifically young and adult professionals and technicians, who positioned and consolidated the downtown area as one of the more dynamic residential spaces-were added.
Palabras clave : Urban centres; mobility; gentrification.