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Cuadernos de Geografía: Revista Colombiana de Geografía

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NARODOWSKI, Patricio; CIRIO, Gastón  and  JAIMARENA, Rocío. Architectural Projects and Flood Risk: Weakness of Actors, Regulations and Technical Tools to Deal with Real Estate Speculation. The Case of Amarras de Pueblo General Belgrano and the Resistance of Gualeguaychú, Entre Ríos (Argentina). Cuad. Geogr. Rev. Colomb. Geogr. [online]. 2018, vol.27, n.2, pp.262-285. ISSN 0121-215X.

The article carries out a critical assessment of the environmental impact of large-scale architectural projects in the context of climate change, based on the concept of urban spoliation and the territory as a site of resistance. It reviews the approaches regarding the need to preserve these environments and shows the weakness of the economic and institutional structure, which translates into lax environmental legislation and precarious procedures. Using a predominantly qualitative methodology, the article presents the case of a nautical entrepreneurial project in the wetlands of the Gualeguaychú River, highlighting the strong pressure of speculators and the difficulties faced by the actors of the resistance, in a context characterized by the worsening flooding.

Keywords : environment; development; real estate speculation; urban spoliation; flooding; rainfall.

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