- School of Architecture, Art and Design. Tecnológico de Monterrey
This networking event aims to open the discussion about the current challenges in Latin American cities. Its 4 megacities, expected to become 6 by 2030, 80% of its population already living in cities, the ongoing informal settlements and the high index of inequality, among other issues, position Latin America as a key factor in meeting the sustainable development goals defined after Habitat III. The developing countries, concentrated mainly in the south hemisphere, represent the biggest threats in the search of inclusive, safe, resilient and sustainable cities. In that sense, it is necessary to study the different phenomena found in our countries in order to offer new alternatives, and mainly to re-think the role of planners, designers, decision makers and civil organizations. We invite professionals, activists, academia and local governments to discuss and share their different approaches to common issues and identify the challenges when implementing the new urban agenda in their own context.
The already existing collaborations between universities, led by Tecnologico de Monterrey, Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile and Universidad de los Andes, working together with different leaders of the urban best practices are working to create a learning platform that will look for a paradigm shift of the planning process in Latin American cities.