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This thematic unit covers the historical evolution, the present situation and the tendencies of socioterritorial conformation of the Metropolitan Area of Buenos Aires.

The aim is to provide the user with the information gathered by the AABA (Buenos Aires Environmental Atlas for its acronym in Spanish) for an interpretation of the main periods of settlement of population, housing developments, buildings and infrastructures, combined processes of expansion and densification, functional specialization and appearance of axes and centers that organize the urban space.

The two theme cores of this unit present the process of adaptation of the urban physical framework (natural and built environment) to the increasing complexity of the social and economic organization of the urban society.

A metropolitan area is much more than a simple succession of buildings and roads. A city is a structured entity with central areas consisting of agglomerations where certain activities are preferably located and which are communicated through corridors for the networks that link them.

The identification of those central areas helps to understand the running and organization of cities.
Buenos Aires, as a metropolitan area, has undergone different phases of growth and structuring. Its present situation and some phases that can summarize the evolution of the organization of the city and its most important changes will be explained.

HOUSING: The population and the volume of the economic, political and cultural activities in the Metropolitan area of Buenos Aires since the end of the 20th century required a proportional development of the physical framework (housing, social infrastructure, industrial buildings, physical infrastructure, etc).

This adaptation of the land to the running of such a complex urban society requires a constant growth and the transformation of the physical supply according to the new demands of the population .

This section of the atlas studies the physical evolution of the city and its relationship with its inhabitants, its formal and informal organizations, businesses and technological changes, focusing mainly in the evolution of the land tenure and the configuration of residential housing, its types and levels of material and social coverage.

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