Cuenca urban sector: Too many homes, too few citizens

Population density is a concern in Cuenca, just as it is in major cities in Canada and the U.S. “The city is growing in a horizontal way,” said Edgar Molina, Cuenca planning director. Molina says there are more than 12,000 parcels of land don’t currently have a permanent use, representing 14 percent of the land in the urban sector. The Urban Plan of Cuenca concluded that 70 percent of the houses in the urban sector are single family occupied. Molina explained the city has experienced rapid growth. In 1950 the city center had an urban area of 228 hectares and…

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