• P-ISSN 0974-6846 E-ISSN 0974-5645

Indian Journal of Science and Technology


Indian Journal of Science and Technology

Year: 2018, Volume: 11, Issue: 21, Pages: 1-13

Original Article

Accessibility Analysis towards Urban Ecoparks as a Measure of Integral Environmental Planning - Case Study: Manizales, Colombia


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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