Sustainable Mobility In Valparaíso, Chile, And Its Relationship With Topography And Socio-Spatial Conditions

Vicente Aprigliano Fernandes, Hermann Manríquez Tirado

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Valparaíso presents complex topographical and socio-spatial conditions, which lead one to question, at first sight, which factors may be the determinant for promoting sustainable urban mobility. This study aims to respond to this question by testing two hypotheses, one that is related to the neo-environmental determinism and another to the social production of urban space. For the testing of these hypotheses, this study proposesa sustainable mobility score as the dependent variable, considering one indicator for each sustainable dimension (social, environmental and economic), a topographic indicator as an independent variable and a socio-spatial indicator as another independent variable. With these values, this study undertakes two separate linear regression models to identify the relationship between the human-induced environmental changes and socio-economic conditions with the sustainable mobility score of the survey zones in Valparaíso. The results show that the expected scores for sustainable mobility do not relate positively with favourable topographic conditions for sustainable mobility and that socio-economic conditions have a negative relationship with the sustainable mobility score

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)122-134
Number of pages13
JournalJournal of Sustainability Science and Management
Issue number7
StatePublished - Oct 2021
Externally publishedYes


  • neo-determinism
  • sustainability
  • Urban mobility


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