The Athletes' Village has been highlighted by Santiago 2023 organisers as key to their urban legacy ©Santiago 2023

Organisers of this year’s Pan American and Parapan American Games in Santiago have outlined the "urban" legacy that they expect the two events will leave in the Chilean city.

Preparations are continuing for Santiago 2023 and organisers believe work on residential spaces, sporting infrastructure, green areas and transport will leave the "most tangible legacy that our Games will have".

The construction of the Athletes’ Village in Cerrillos has been highlighted as being key to the Games’ urban legacy.

The 17-tower complex is set to house around 9,000 athletes during the Pan American and Parapan American Games.

Following the events, the Village is due to provide 1,355 new homes for low-income families which is equivalent to between three and four people per apartment.

Since Santiago secured the rights to stage the Games, Chile has pledged to invest in national sports and allocated funds for training and competition infrastructure that Chilean athletes are set to use in years to come.

A total of 41 venues in 19 Chilean districts are due to be used during this year’s Pan American and Parapan American Games.

The National Stadium Sports Park in the Ñuñoa district of Santiago features 12 venues for the Games, including the main Estadio Nacional Julio Martínez Prádanos.

Santiago 2023 claimed the National Stadium Sports Park will be the "largest and most modern urban sports parks in America" with 64 hectares open to the public.

The Chilean organisers also underlined improvements in transport infrastructure for the Games with plans to re-model 37 bus stops in Santiago, three in Valparaíso and two in Biobío.

"These renovations consist of an improvement in accessibility and signage, and provision of technological and inclusive equipment to bus stops," a statement from Santiago 2023 read.

Santiago is due to stage the Pan American Games from October 20 to November 5, followed by the Parapan American Games from November 17 to 26.