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Book Launch: "Urban Policy in Latin America: Towards the Sustainable Development Goals?"

Wednesday, October 16, 2019 at 5:30 pm to 7:30 pm

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

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. More information


Michael Cohen, Milano PhD director and OLA Co-director

Margarita Gutman, OLA Co-director and GPIA faculty

Comments by

Thomas Angotti, Professor Emeritus of Urban Policy and Planning at Hunter College and the Graduate Center, City University of New York.

Presented by The Observatory on Latin America

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