La dimensión territorial del riesgo urbano en Caracas: características y alcances.: Una propuesta integradora para pensar el riesgo en una realidad socio-espacial compleja.

Abstract : Current urban transformations, especially in southern countries, turn risk into something more complex than a mere topic. “Making context” is a key point to think about risk construction in urban space, as regards both material and intangible aspects, and it is important to underline the place of urban risk in the construction of urban space. Fragmental and technical surveys of risks do not allow us to take into account such a complex relationship. By merging territorial and risk constructions into a systemic model, we hope to know better the territory / risk interactions. The analysis of “geographical context” where historicized situations of risks can take place as a “geographical moment” makes the understanding of conditions of risk construction easier. Based on a fieldwork, the study of territorial dimensions of urban risk in Caracas is a way to strengthen and articulate different epistemological perspective. It has been the opportunity to articulate territorial approaches and socio-historical ones. Territories of urban risks are a geographical translation of a social order based on a unanimous and hard-toquestion category: urban risks. This is not just a limited study isolated in space. It is rather a way to put forward a geopolitics approach, very meaningful about the urban socio-spatial order at stake. Drawing a methodology about risk analysis which starts from the challenges of the urban socio-environmental reality is a way to question social sciences, their epistemological basis, and it is also a way to strengthen their critical aspects.
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Julien Rebotier. La dimensión territorial del riesgo urbano en Caracas: características y alcances.: Una propuesta integradora para pensar el riesgo en una realidad socio-espacial compleja.. Trace : Procesos Mexicanos y Centroamericanos , CEMCA - Centro de Estudios Mexicanos y Centroamericanos, 2009, 56, pp.11-25. ⟨halshs-00441392⟩

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