Luis Valenzuela

Luis Valenzuela

Associate Researcher Academic Board, Researchers INVESTIGATION LINE: Geografías del Conflicto

Associate Researcher at Geographies of Conflict Line at COES. Also Director of the Territorial Intelligence Center at Universidad Adolfo Ibáñez and Associate Professor at DesignLAB of the same institution. He holds an undergraduate degree in Architecture, a magister in Architecture from Universidad Católica de Chile and a doctorate in Design from the Harvard University Graduate School of Design. Dr. Valenzuela has led research projects on new methodologies for spatial measurement of inequalities, explorations around extraction territories in northern Chile, and studies about the accessibility of education in cities.

Proyectos de investigación del autor

2017 In Process Getting out to vote: Increasing Voter Turnout in Chile This project implements a field experiment to study electoral turnout in Chile.
Main ResearcherSebastián Gallegos
2017 In Process Does size matter for segregation? Comparative analysis of residential segregation in large, intermediate and small cities in Chile. This research seeks to contribute to the empirical knowledge on segregation in all of Chile’s cities, with a population of at least 10 thousand inhabitants. Through the introduction of methodological innovations that avoid biases generated by size differences in the comparison of this type of indicator, relevant information will be generated to understand the relationship between segregation, income inequality and city size, which is necessary for the design of segregation control policies. From a theoretical and analytical point of view, this will contribute towards the answer to an unresolved question in urban studies, regarding the relationship between segregation and city size. Additionally, it will enrich the territorial information gleamed from the COES panel survey, contributing to the analysis of the interactions between individual trajectories and the conditions of their residential surroundings.
Main ResearcherMatías Garretón
2015 In Process Towards a new model of participatory territorial management: Development and evaluation of its impact The purpose of this study is to continue the analysis, transformation and consolidation of the participatory territorial management model through direct work with the stakeholders involved. Transversally, the Territorial Teams (TTs) are calling for a shared narrative that can be translated into clearer and more effective methodologies. The authors seek to study the assessment of residents and key stakeholders from various territories about the quality of their connection to the municipality, levels of cooperation and the effectiveness of socio-territorial policies.
Main ResearcherMatías Sanfuentes
2016 In Process Conflict and inter-group integration: A comparison of multiethnic contexts, immigration and indigeneity This study focuses on the development and evolution of friendships between Chilean non-indigenous and Mapuche students through a series of measurements over the course of four years.
Main ResearcherRoberto González
2014 In Process Segregation, Spatial Poverty and Inequality in the access to territorial assets This project aims to present a methodological contribution that should be a “public good”.
Main ResearcherClaudio Agostini