In the first debate on the Cuenca’s 2030 Urban Plan, city councilors seemed to agree that the city should not continue to expand horizontally. Several suggested in-filling vacant land within the city and relaxing building height limits so growth can be concentrated in areas where infrastructure already exists. According to council members, the mountains surrounding the city and elevation differentials mean that urban sprawl will be prohibitively expensive for the extension of city services. One solution offered by councilman Carlos Orellana was to make better use of the vacant properties available within the central city. Currently, he said, there are…
Want to read the whole story?
Subscribe to The Cuenca Dispatch and gain full access to this story, weekly issues, plus the entire running archive! With your subscription, you will gain access to all the news you'll need concerning Ecuador as a United States expat.
Get access to our most read articles
- Cuenca expat scene is ‘changing before our eyes’
- Los Perniles
- Immerse yourself in Cuenca’s bountiful markets
- Global warming? Most of the hot air is generated by politicians
- Ecuadorian named to Time magazine’s 100 most influential people list
- What should you bring to Cuenca?
- Artesana Bakery: a love story
- Searching for origin of the word ‘Gringo’
- Cuenca will have a new Ludic Botanical Garden
- Ancient craft of ikat thrives in Gualaceo