¿Horario Valle o Punta? Movilidad cotidiana e imaginarios urbanos en Talca

Translated title of the contribution: Valley or Punta timetable?: Daily mobility and urban imaginaries in Talca

Tomás Errázuriz, Eduardo Valdés

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Considering the profound changes that have affected the daily mobility in Talca during the last decade, this study looks at how individuals experience such changes from their daily travel practices and how these perceptions validate, signify and configure certain ways of understanding and imagining the city. Based on 25 interviews with people who travel on a daily basis through Talca, this study recognizes two coexisting urban imaginaries that have been identified as the “peak” and the “off -peak” city. While the former is associated with tranquility and predictability of a bounded city, the second results in tensions, uncertainties and anxieties, which have been traditionally associated with metropolitan space. Finally, we reflect on the paradoxes gained by the achievements of the “peak city” and the progressive differentiation of mobility experiences depending on the possibilities of access to certain goods and urban spaces.

Translated title of the contributionValley or Punta timetable?: Daily mobility and urban imaginaries in Talca
Original languageSpanish
Pages (from-to)211-238
Number of pages28
JournalRevista de Geografia Norte Grande
Issue number69
Publication statusPublished - 1 May 2018

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Geography, Planning and Development
  • Earth-Surface Processes


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