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"Facing Risk: New Urban Resilience Practices in Latin America" Book Presentation

Thursday, September 12, 2019 at 2:30 pm to 4:30 pm

Klein Conference Room, Room A510, Alvin Johnson/J.M. Kaplan Hall Room 510, 66 West 12th Street, New York, NY 10011

OLA, with the Latin American Development Bank (CAF), presents the book Facing Risk: New Urban Resilience Practices in Latin America.

Facing Risk provides answers to some dilemmas faced by the sustainable development agenda established by the international community. While there is an evident broad consensus, attention, and sense of urgency about what ought to be done, there is not enough clarity, consensus, nor energy devoted to how actions ought to be done to meet these objectives. In this context, this book presents effective urban resilience practices put in place to address the risks of natural and anthropic disasters in six Latin American cities: Manizales, Colombia; La Paz, Bolivia; Cuenca, Ecuador; Santa Fe and Pilar, Argentina; and Cubatão, Brazil.

Introductory remarks by:

Mary Watson, Executive Dean NSPE


Michael Cohen, Milano PhD director

Margarita Gutman, GPIA faculty

Maria Carrizosa, PhD student

David López, PhD student

Bart Orr, PhD student

Lena Simet, PhD student

Comments by:

Timon McPhearson, Director Urban Systems Lab

The event will be in English

Admission is free, but seating is limited.

Reservations are required please RSVP

Presented by the Observatory on Latin America (OLA) at the Schools of Public Engagement.

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