They are working on the development of “urban-environmental” codes for localities in Iberá

They are working on the development of “urban-environmental” codes for localities in Iberá
They are working on the development of “urban-environmental” codes for localities in Iberá

They are working on the development of “urban-environmental” codes for localities in Iberá

Conception of the Yaguareté Corá, Credit Cristian Cardozo

An interdisciplinary team from the National University of the Northeast (UNNE), in conjunction with the Government of the Province of Corrientes, launched a project for the development of urban-environmental codes in six localities in the Iberá area, with the aim of optimize the preservation of historical, architectural heritage and natural resources.

The project “Urban environmental code for localities of the Iberá macrosystem” is an initiative framed in the line of joint work between the UNNE and the Government of Corrientes that has the sustainable development of Iberá as its strategic axis.

The proposal aims to contribute to the development, for six localities in the Iberá environment, of urban codes for the protection of environmental, heritage and general issues that allow the growth experienced by these cities as a result of the development of the Iberá region as a tourist hub to be duly addressed.

In addition, it seeks to propose strategies, programs, plans and priority projects, as well as complementary municipal regulations, that contribute to compliance with the codes in each locality and to address the policy of sustainable, orderly and efficient development.

In the first stage, work will be carried out in the towns of Chavarría, San Miguel, Caá Catí, Loreto, Concepción and Mantilla, which were selected by the Government of the Province of Corrientes taking into account the level of progress of the territorial planning plans that are being carried out. carried out in those localities and that have the basis to advance in the drafting of urban-environmental codes.

The project takes as its starting point and documentary base the “Urban Planning Plans” developed by the Ministry of Coordination and Planning of the Province, where the “Environmental Urban Planning Codes” (CPUA) are intended to translate and express clearly, the strategies that tend to provide solutions to the situations raised in the Diagnosis and the proposals of the Urban Environmental Plan.


The project is made up of a team of specialists from different academic units of the UNNE, under the institutional responsibility of the Architect Mgter. María José Roibón, from the Coordination of Sustainable Development and Ecological Transition of the UNNE (CoDeSTE), and the technical coordination of Dr. Valeria Schneider.

“The purpose of the proposal is to address actions aimed at improving the quality of life of the population, providing greater efficiency in the operation of public and private activities, effective administration of municipal jurisdiction and the provision of orderly urban development. of the town” explained the Mgter. Roibón.

He commented that the intention is to be able to move forward before the end of the year with proposals for each locality, which make possible the drafting of urban environmental codes in connection with instruments and criteria defined by the provincial government and the Iberá Committee for the development of the great macro-region of Iberá. .

He recalled that an urban code is a tool that a municipality has to establish how the territory should be organized as a whole and in zoning by areas, districts, neighborhoods and other spaces demarcated for specific purposes, permitted uses, levels of density and different scales of what can be built, what cannot be built and how far it can be built.

Job details

In the case of the Iberá region, we will work with two fundamental components, one related to a very sensitive issue that is environmental and the other related to the heritage issue, because these localities also have areas, buildings and other urban components of historical value. -assets that require protection.

In the aforementioned first stage of the project, in agreement with the provincial government, the focus will be on heritage architectural preservation and the connection with the environment and nature.

To work in the first six locations included in the project, two work groups were formed, one for Caá Catí, Loreto and San Miguel, and another for Concepción, Mantilla and Chavarría.

Each team is made up of a heritage specialist and two specialists in urban construction issues, a draftsman for the graphic expression of the codes, and other members with training in fields related to territorial planning.


“We believe that the project is an example of the potential of the relationship between the University, the Provincial Government and the municipalities, in this to address a strategic issue such as territorial planning in the Iberá area,” said the Mgter. Roibón.

He highlighted that collaborative work with the municipalities will be key to the advancement of the proposal, and that they consider that it will represent a qualitative leap in terms of urban planning for sustainable development in the Iberá region and the province.

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