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

By | 2017-05-20T11:51:46+00:00 March 30th 2017|Categories: CREATING INCLUSIVE CITIES, STRENGTHENING CITIES AS ACTORS|Tags: , , , , , |

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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“Everyone has to bring something to the table” – An Interview with Janice Perlman, founder of the Mega Cities Project

By | 2017-05-20T11:51:51+00:00 February 10th 2017|Categories: CREATING INCLUSIVE CITIES, STRENGTHENING PARTNERSHIPS|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

Inequality and insufficient political and social structures in developing countries and and in the megacities of the Global South are still a huge problem, and change only occurs slowly. To enable cities to share their experiences and their efforts to bring about change, Janice Perlman founded the Mega Cities Project.

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Spotlight on livable cities, Part II: The Changing Mechanisms of Planning

By | 2017-05-20T11:51:53+00:00 November 23rd 2016|Categories: CREATING LIVEABLE CITIES|Tags: , , , , |

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 second part, she talks about urban building master plans, the land housing market in India's cities and the urban poor.

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Governance and accountability – building partnerships with the urban poor

By | 2017-05-20T11:52:04+00:00 July 21st 2016|Categories: STRENGTHENING CITIES AS ACTORS, STRENGTHENING PARTICIPATION, STRENGTHENING PARTNERSHIPS|Tags: , , |

In the international context, public private partnerships are gaining more and more relevance. To avoid leaving the urban poor behind in these processes, many Asian cities have established community driven partnerships to promote inclusiveness.

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