“We need to develop urban rights” – An interview with Claudio Orrego, mayor of Santiago de Chile

Claudio Orrego| March 30th 2017|Categories: CREATING INCLUSIVE CITIES, STRENGTHENING CITIES AS ACTORS|Tags: , , , , , |

Claudio Orrego

Claudio Orrego

Claudio Orrego is Mayor of the Metropolitan Region of Santiago de Chile since 2014. He graduated from Pontificia Universidad Católica, Chile, with a law degree and holds a Master's degree in Public Policy from the Kennedy School of Government of Harvard University.
Claudio Orrego

Santiago de Chile is one of the most well-developed and safe cities in Latin America. We spoke to its mayor Claudio Orrego not only about what metropolitan governance means in Santiago, but also about the current situation in Chile, how urban justice can be enforced and why it is so important to invest in public goods for the urban poor.

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“Local governments are better equipped” – An interview with John Bongat, mayor of Naga City

John Bongat| January 3rd 2017|Categories: CREATING INCLUSIVE CITIES, CREATING LIVEABLE CITIES|Tags: , , , , |

John Bongat

John Bongat

Mayor at Naga City
John Bongat is the mayor of Naga City in the Philippines.
John Bongat

John Bongat is the mayor of Naga City in the Philippines, one of the most disaster-prone cities in the world. URBANET talked to him about how he attempts to make Naga City more livable.

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Spotlight on livable cities, Part III: Responding to the challenge of livability

Shipra Narang Suri| November 29th 2016|Categories: CREATING LIVEABLE CITIES|Tags: , , , , |

Shipra Narang Suri

Shipra Narang Suri

Dr. Shipra Narang Suri is an urban planner with a Ph.D. in Post-War Recovery Studies from the University of York, UK. She is a Vice-President of the International Society of City and Regional Planners (ISOCARP), responsible in particular for technical cooperation and projects. She is also co-Chair of the World Urban Campaign, and Vice-President of the General Assembly of Partners.
Shipra Narang Suri

What do cities in India need to be more livable? In the four part series "Spotlight on livable cities", ISOCARP Vice-President Shipra Narang Suri aims to answer this question by approaching it from various angles, giving examples from different areas of urban planning. In this third part, she talks about how Indian cities could be made more livable by improving urban services, mobility, public-private partnerships and the situation in slums.

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