Understanding the Urban Growth Along the Spondylus Route
Track: Urban and Regional Planning
Authors: Ricardo Pozo, Isabel Escobar
Since the consolidation of tourism as one of the main economic activities along the Ecuadorian coastline in the 90s, plenty of towns and cities experienced a rapid and uncontrolled urban growth that contributed increasing� poverty and exposure instead of triggering sustainable development. The study applied ArcGIS as a tool to observe and understand these new dynamics based on the �geographical and statistical information.