New region urban networks in the Colombian Caribbean


  • Alexander Steward Niño Soto
  • Walberto Lucas Badillo Jiménez



The Caribbean region in Colombia has large land areas and low connectivity between urban centers, the study proposed a methodology of analysis of 10 major cities to validate a regional project called “Diamante Caribe-Santanderes”. The methodology was structured from 4 hubs and 11 indicators of urban analysis that was applied to each of the urban centers. From the mapping results of an image analysis of the various aspects of urban reality was obtained. This study was able to identify trends and potential of the territory and is accomplished propose a new political and administrative structure that integrates large unconnected areas. It also qualifies intervention projects in different scales for each local center, inter between municipal centers, and finally large territorial unions to consolidate a regional identity. The most important of the study is to propose within the categories of analysis systematic search of polyvalent interactions develop joint responses to the needs of communities at the same time elements of conservation measures and restoration of ecosystem dynamics of the environment. Finally, the study shows that under current legislation it is possible to create this new territorial entity, with cultural identity and articulated planning parameters under new regional organization of urban centers.