Cuenca lays future growth plan

By 2030 Cuenca will have 740,000 inhabitants according to the projections of the National Institute of Statistics and Census, INEC. According to urban planning expert Augusto Pintos, this will cause the need, for housing, equipment and space for industry. However, excessive growth can affect the provision of food and environmental care. To avoid this, the city has drawn up a Land Use and Management Plan. Pintos is part of a United Nations team that works together with the universities and the municipality to draw “a fence” to the urban sprawl of the city.  This means that they define the limits…

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