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GONZALEZ PLAZAS, Juan Leonardo. CONDOMINIUMS AND ECOLOGICAL STABILITY IN THE CENTRAL COLOMBIAN ANDES. Luna Azul [online]. 2009, n.29, pp. 54-67. ISSN 1909-2474.
The following article presents a socio-spatial characterization of the spatial spread propagation of the so-called residential condominiums and itstheir role in the alterations of ecological capacities for water supply and biodiversity transfer of biodiversity between ecosystems located in the central Andes in Colombia. By means of comparative studies, the trend of urban sprawl trend of urban systems in the eco-cCoffee Growing Areatown (Manizales, Pereira metropolitan area, Armenia) and the trend of urban expansion trend between the metropolitan area of the AburraBore Valley and the highlands of eastern Antioquia. As mMain results include highlighted the loss of spatial ability ofto connect ecosystems fragments of ecosystems to connect, due to the location of urban processes and infrastructure processes that arisestand, such as the difficulties of ecosystems in water regulation, involvement of hydrogeological skills behind after the absence of plans sewage plans, and the lack of monitoring and regulation of urban planning on the aboveregarding these aspects.
Keywords : Urban sprawl; condominiums; ecological corridors; Andean ecosystems.