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Strategies for the appropriation of novel forms of runoff water management and their influence on the sustainability of drainage systems in urban growth areas of the city of Tunja, Boyacá, Colombia.

  • Rocío Suarez Castillo, Claudia
  • Yuddy Castro Oregón, Alejandra
Publication Date
Jul 03, 2023
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The research examines strategies for the adoption of novel types of runoff water management. It alsoexamines the influence that their adoption has on key actors of the territory on the sustainability of urbandrainage systems. Taking the concept of the consolidation of collective meanings around the processesof territorial planning and applying it to sustainable urban drainage systems (SUDs), we take small citieswith growing economies as a work unit, specifically Tunja, Boyacá, Colombia, and use theneighborhoods in the process of consolidation as a unit of analysis. A mixed approach to informationcollection using focus groups and surveys is used to establish the methodology of an explanation-basedstudy. Comparing these two approaches will enable the construction of the shared meanings of the keyactors of the territory with a direct impact on territorial planning. The research is original in that, from theelaboration of shared meanings, an art of social construction emerges from the perspective of thedifferent actors in the territory. Identifying the central elements of territorial planning and managementis achieved through the participation of participants. These participants serve as sources of informationand become an important input for the design of sustainable management tools, specifically urbandrainage systems.

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