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

Janice Perlman| February 10th 2017|Categories: CREATING INCLUSIVE CITIES, STRENGTHENING PARTNERSHIPS|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

Janice Perlman

Janice Perlman

Founder and CEO at Mega Cities Project
Perlman is the President and CEO of the Mega-Cities Project, which she founded in 1988. She is an award-winning author and speaker who has mobilized collaborative partnerships among business, government, non-profits, grassroots groups, and academia to address global and local urban issues in the worldwide. She has consulted for small organizations and large international institutions including the World Bank, USAID, UNDP, UNFPA, IADB and the Slum Task Force of the Millennium Development Goals.
Janice Perlman

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

Shipra Narang Suri| November 23rd 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 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

Michael Slingsby| July 21st 2016|Categories: STRENGTHENING CITIES AS ACTORS, STRENGTHENING PARTICIPATION, STRENGTHENING PARTNERSHIPS|Tags: , , |

Michael Slingsby

Michael Slingsby

Michael Slingsby has been working in Asia for forty years with DFID, UN-Habitat and UNDP on projects that build partnerships between local government and urban poor communities to improve city and community level infrastructure and support social and economic development programmes. He has long term working experience in Sri Lanka, India, Cambodia, Vietnam and Bangladesh. He retired from UN-Habitat as their Country Representative in Afghanistan. He subsequently worked as a consultant at the Ministry of Housing and Urban Poverty Alleviation, Government of India and for the past four years he has been working as an adviser to the Urban Planning Division at the Yangon City Development Committee on capacity building, participatory urban development and urban poverty reduction.
Michael Slingsby

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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