Posted On 26 May 2014
El Fortín, Flor de Bastión, Nueva Prosperina, Inmaconsa, Noroeste, Los Vergeles and settlements outside the urban boundary, are the seven sectors of the non-consolidated areas of the city that emerged in recent years and record a significant growth.
These territories passed from concentrating the 44,34% of the population in 1990, to the 59.52% in 2010, according to data from the study “Informal land market and policies of urban habitat in the city of Guayaquil,” made by Patricia Sanchez Gallegos, a Guayaquil architect expert in urban development.
It also mentions that the informal sectors in 1990 occupied the 51,22% of the net area of the city; While in 2010 they seized the 53,08%.
Sanchez told EXPRESO Daily that about a 70% of the residential land in Guayaquil is informal and around a 50% of the informally occupied land starts in the 90s, and not via invasions but via informal markets, so people had to pay for the land.
Gaitán Villavicencio, an urban sociologist ,explains that one of the actions that should be boosted is to provide lands to the State, preventing the existence of large landowners. In addition to controlling prices and including land offer for people in need.