Urban strategies applying green and blue infrastructure focused on sustainable development. Case study: 3rd stage Malecón Villamil Playas

Urban strategies applying green and blue infrastructure focused on sustainable development. Case study: 3rd stage Malecón Villamil Playas


  • Ronaldo Arteaga
  • María Echeverría Novacero
  • Bryan Colorado University of Guayaquil




Sustainable development; urban regeneration; urban strategies; green and blue Infrastructure.


The Linear Boardwalk of the Villamil Playas Canton was an urban-architectural project executed by the Prefecture of Guayas in conjunction with the Municipality of Playas. This recreational space consists of a long coastal extension; for this reason, the project was divided into three stages, of which 2 of 3 are completed; this last stage is an opportunity for urban regenerative intervention. Floods in the Esterillo sector, Villamil Playas, Ecuador, have been increasing exponentially in recent decades due to several influencing factors, such as the waters and the rains. This has affected trade, tourism, health, and even the sector's security. For this reason, this study proposes sustainable development strategies by implementing blue and green infrastructure. The methodology used was qualitative, with a descriptive scope. The research design was non-experimental-transactional, and the observation sheet and the survey were used as instruments. The most important results indicate that implementing blue and green infrastructure can bring multiple benefits in which efficient resources are used for the use of bodies of water and protection through plant cover expressed in 4 strategic proposals. It is concluded that implementing strategies focused on sustainable development configures a landscape environment that elevates the urban image and integrates the directed uses of the population.

Author Biographies

Ronaldo Arteaga

Born in the city of Guayaquil Ecuador, Born in the city of Guayaqui, Ecuador, he is currently a graduate of the Faculty of Architecture and Urbanism of the University of Guayaquil. During his university career he has been developing different knowledge that has helped him to have different criteria that, with perseverance and continuous learning, will increase.

María Echeverría, Novacero

Born in Guayaquil in 1999. I began my career studying Architecture, completing my training at the University of Guayaquil, from 2017 to the end of 2022. I worked as a Store Planner Assistant at Crecoscorp where I developed an interest in the branch of commercial architecture, seeking to increase my knowledge, I obtained a diploma in Window Dressing and Visual Merchandising at the Catholic University. As an organized and highly motivated person, I can achieve my short-term goals and always give my best in any project, while trying to work as a team and promote values such as camaraderie.

Bryan Colorado, University of Guayaquil

Born in the city of Guayaquil Ecuador. Urbanist architect with a master's degree in Territorial Planning and Urbanism, I have worked on various investigations in the field of public space and urban accessibility for people with disabilities, currently I work for the University of Guayaquil in studies of progressive communal housing using architecture flexible space. Among the main research interests, my efforts focus on the sustainable development of the territory, the human being, and their habitat within the field of architecture.
Our research group is a multidisciplinary group interested in developing new technologies within the field of architecture and territorial planning to provide an optimal solution to problems within urban planning, construction, city development and people's ways of living. Our group is made up of three academics and we have extensive experience in executing research projects published in high-impact journals and books, laboratory, experimental, longitudinal studies, and qualitative approaches. And how many. These approaches have allowed us to develop a linear knowledge model that improves the ability to understand and manage new technologies to improve the quality of life and sustainability in the territory.




How to Cite

Arteaga, R., Echeverría, M., & Colorado, B. (2022). Urban strategies applying green and blue infrastructure focused on sustainable development. Case study: 3rd stage Malecón Villamil Playas. ArTeS: Architecture, Technology and Sustainability, 1(1), 17–25. https://doi.org/10.53591/ArTeS.v1.i1.1677