Proposals for urban renewal in residential neighborhoods of the 9×18 type in Santiago de Chile.
Propuestas para la renovación urbana en barrios residenciales del tipo 9×18 en Santiago de Chile.
Today, housing policies in Chile need to be coordinated with the urban challenge of building fairer and more integrated cities. To do so, we must change the logic of thinking on the use of peripheral, empty and cheap land. In addition to not being sustainable, in Santiago there is no more free land for social housing. We must move towards processes of inward growth, on a medium scale, recycling urban land without expelling its residents and integrating the logic of family organization. This article presents the results of 3 studies that support this postulate and propose intervention tools in neighborhoods consisting of 9x18-meter plots under a new format of 3- and 4-story family condominiums in continuous construction, which provide the opportunity to renew urban areas close to the center, by improving, living in and densifying them.