Corporación de Estudios Sociales y Educación
Santiago de Chile, jueves 30 de mayo de 2024

Urban Policy in Latin America. Towards the Sustainable Development Goals?

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.

Taken as a whole, the book provides a critical assessment of the economic, social and environmental consequences of urban interventions during Habitat II. The country-level chapters have been written by recognized experts in urban issues, with first-hand knowledge of the Habitat process, and deep familiarity with the problems, statistics, actors and political contexts of their nations. The latter part of the volume considers wider topics such as the Habitat Commitment Index, the New Urban Agenda and the regional and global-scale lessons that can be extracted from this group of countries.

Urban Policy in Latin America will be of interest to advanced students, researchers and policymakers across development economics, urban studies and Latin American studies.


With Michael Cohen, Margarita Gutman, María Carrizosa

A comparative and historical perspective
With Michael Cohen

Assessment of the commitments undertaken
With Alicia Ziccardi

Housing without city
With Alfredo Rodríguez, Paula Rodríguez

Brazil: confronting the urban question in Brazil: 1996–2016
A politico-institutional assessment 1
With Edesio Fernandes

The singularity of housing policy in urban development
With Jorge Enrique Torres Ramírez


20 years of Habitat II: the pending subjects
With Andrea Catenazzi, Eduardo Reese, Agustín Manuel Mango

From Istanbul to Quito
With Fernando Carrión, Alexandra Velasco

A global quantitative perspective
The Habitat Commitment Index
With Martha Susana Jaimes

From tiers to tears
Measuring city performance using the Habitat Commitment Index
With Lena Simet

Six countries and twenty years
A transversal reading of Latin American urban policy
With María Carrizosa

Conclusion: habitat in debt and future assets
Towards a new inclusive urban practice
With Michael Cohen, Margarita Gutman


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