Indian Journal of Science and Technology
Year: 2018, Volume: 11, Issue: 21, Pages: 1-13
Diego Alexander Escobar1 , Jorge Alberto Montoya Gómez1 , and Carlos Alberto Moncada2
1 Universidad Nacional de Colombia, Sede Manizales, Departamento de Ingeniería Civil, Colombia; [email protected], [email protected]
2 Universidad Nacional de Colombia, Sede Bogotá, Departamento de Ingeniería Civil y Agrícola, Colombia; [email protected]
*Author for correspondence
Diego Alexander Escobar,
Universidad Nacional de Colombia, Sede Manizales, Departamento de Ingeniería Civil, Colombia; [email protected]
Objectives: Evaluate the territorial accessibility to the eco-parks of the city of Manizales, Colombia, in order to potentiate and promote their use, improving the interaction of the population with the environment. Methods/Statistical Analysis: The methodology addressed includes evaluation of territorial accessibility through geo-statistical analysis, using GIS tools, as well linking of socioeconomic variables for calculation of coverage. Findings: The average access level obtained for the eco-park system is close to 30 minutes of travel for coverage more than 80% in population and area, where the population belonging to the commune "Atardeceres" presents the greatest difficulty of access; On the other hand, the ecological center with the best evaluation obtained is the "Popular forest the meadow" eco-park. Application/Improvements: The methodological proposal is a support for environmental planning of a city and support for definition of future protection areas.
Keywords: Accessibility, Ecopark, Environment, Integral Development, Interaction, Society
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