Book Presentation: Urban Policy in Latin America: Towards the Sustainable Development Goals?

Klein Conference Room | The New School 66 West 12th Street, room 510, New York, NY, United States

This book evaluates the impact of 20 years of urban policies in six Latin American countries: Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador and Mexico. It argues that evaluating the fulfillment of past commitments is essential for framing and meeting the new commitments that were taken in Habitat III over the next 20 years.

How Process Affects Outcomes: Slum upgrading in Buenos Aires

Wolff Conference Room 6 East 16th Street, New York, NY, United States

The Housing Authority of the City of Buenos Aires (Instituto de Vivienda de la Ciudad, IVC) has launched an innovative slum upgrading program which uses participation as an instrument to achieve socio-economic integration and to reduce inequality. The following questions will be discussed: Which are the costs and benefits of participation? How process-projects can contribute to reducing social exclusion? What are the conditions to enable sustainability?

Research presentation · Sociotechnical Explorer: Digital Territorial Demands in Buenos Aires

Room 716 66 W 12th Street, New York, NY, United States

This text presents and discusses the scope of a set of visual tools, created to interpret complex data about territorial conflicts publicized by civil society through webs, blogs, and YouTube. We focus on demands sparked by problems in urban public and private space, infrastructure and environment, associated with hydric basins, sub-basins, and states of vulnerability and risk. These demands are mostly made visible by neighbors’ associations, alternative local media, NGOs, political associations, and individuals.

Cities and Economic Inequality in Latin America

Dorothy Hirshon Suite, Arnhold Hall, room l203, 2nd floor 55 West 13th Street, New York, NY, United States

This book examines trends and determinants of economic inequality in cities in Latin America, the world’s most unequal region. It explores how the gap between ...

Book Launch: Towards A New Urban Practice

Wollman Hall | The New School 65W. 11th Street, New York, NY, United States

Towards a New Urban Practice marks this moment as a point of reflection. Using the programme as an archive, the book reflects on questions of contemporary urban knowledge, interdisciplinary and. southern urban pedagogy