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Sustainable heritage in Mexico: archaeological solutions for infrastructure planning and building

Sandra L. López Varela
  • Sandra L. López Varela
    Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México, Facultad de Filosofía y Letras, Ciudad Universitaria, 04510 Mexico City, Mexico | sandrallopezvarela@gmail.com

Abstract

Mexico is a country that requires the construction and expansion of infrastructure to increase the competitiveness of its economy. Building this highly competitive logistic platform has had an impact on Mexico’s cultural and social heritage. In the State of Morelos, the municipalities of Cuernavaca and Jiutepec considered that sustainable development could be integrated with heritage preservation at the time of land use plans’ designing and adoption. Hereby described, a geographic information system-based predictive model, differentiating areas by their potential for different types of resources, is suggested as a solution to protect Mexico’s heritage within a uniform permitting and compliance process.

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heritage, GIS modeling, land-use plans, future cities, Mexico

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Submitted: 2014-01-13 10:33:37
Published: 2014-02-12 10:39:10
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