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Les zones humides urbaines à Bogota, conflits d'usage et patrimonialisation

Abstract : The development of the wetland of Cordoba, in the middle of the easy districts of Bogota, was the subject of a conflict, opposing the municipal authorities - with a logic of urban management - and an organization of district, associated the movements of environmental protection. Beyond this conflict, it is about an opposition between two visions on the urban natural landscaping. If the need for emphasizing this space is an obviousness for all, different projects coexist. The Capital District of Bogota wishes to arrange this wetland in order to make a simply social use of it (creation of a made safe entertaining park, place of leisures and sociability), while the other part wants to preserve natural space and its ecosystems out of the urban life. With an aim of making cancel the municipal project in front of a court, the residents built a sales leaflet around the concept of inheritance. Also, it is possible to consider a fascinating use of account the various aspects of the natural inheritance: the environmental shutter with the protection of the ecosystems, and the social aspect through environmental education and raise awareness to fauna and the flora. Bogota launched a plan of development of all its wetlands, which generated various reactions of the population according to places. Thanks to the representation different from certain residents of the wetland from Cordoba, new practices were taking place. Urban natural spaces are not any more simple entertaining spaces, but have a real environmental function.
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Mathieu Durand. Les zones humides urbaines à Bogota, conflits d'usage et patrimonialisation. Géographie et cultures, L'Harmattan, 2007, 62 (62), pp.43-60. ⟨halshs-00619163⟩

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