The New School, New York

The Observatory on Latin America (OLA) is pleased to present:

Transport Infrastructure for Inclusive Urban Development:
The case of Quito’s subway, Ecuador

ola2018jan25lam quitosubway cs6 poster4webPublic lecture by:

Jacobo Herdoiza
Secretary of Territory, Habitat, and Housing, Metropolitan Municipality of Quito, Ecuador

Introduced by:

Michael Cohen Director, Observatory on Latin America, The New School

Quito’s first subway line currently under construction, will offer citizens in less than 3 years, reduced travel times, reduced travel costs, safer, and a more reliable mode of transportation. The Metro stations along the corridor are likely to catalyze a polycentric model of urban redevelopment, on this city that has seen one of the most accelerated rates of sprawl in the region. Quito’s municipality has recently begun a planning and urban regulation initiative to foster compact, mixed use, and dense urban development in the influence areas of the Metro stations. This effort is integrated into a larger territorial strategy aimed to consolidate a system of centralities and sub-centralities to better manage formal and informal suburban expansion. How to articulate transport infrastructure and urban planning measures in order to enhance a more effective and inclusive urban development? This talk will present Quito’s strategy and provide a space of debate about how to achieve successful implementation of such measures.

Jacobo Herdoiza is Secretary of Territory, Habitat, and Housing at the Metropolitan Municipality of Quito, Ecuador. Herdoiza has previously worked with the national government as Director of Policies and Products for Real Estate at the State Bank, as well as manager of a project on cities for Ecuador’s Coordinating Ministry of Heritage. He is an architect with dual titles from the Central University of Ecuador and from Paris-La-Villette in France. He also has a specialization in Urban and Territorial Planning from Venice, Italy.

Thursday, January 25th, 2018
4:00  – 6:00 PM

Klein Conference Room | The New School
66 W 12th Street, Room 511,
New York,NY
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 The event will be in English
Admission is free, but seating is limited. Reservations are required
RSVP by January 24th here

This program is supported by the JULIEN J. STUDLEY FOUNDATION

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