Affordable Housing and Land in Latin America

Learning globally from local best practices in pursuit of Equitable Economic Growth
LAC webinar - Cities Alliance

Affordable Housing and Land in Latin America



This webinar was held on the 24th of July at 3 pm CEST co-organized by Cities Alliance and the Habitat Unit from TU Berlin.

Live stream on Facebook


The unfolding COVID-19 pandemic and its geography within city regions have brought attention to the socio-economic cracks of current urbanization patterns. Poor neighborhoods and dense informal settlements are disproportionally at risk of becoming contamination vectors. With the health crisis, the fundamentals of cities are again back on the discussion tables: What cities do we want? How best to achieve them?

This seminar presents two case studies of slum upgrading from Brazil and Argentina. 


Opening remarks by Anna Wellenstein - Regional Director for Latin America and the Caribbean (World Bank)

Anaclaudia Rossbach (Cities Alliance)

Anthony Boanada-Fuchs (University St. Gallen)

Júnia Naves Nogueira (URBEL Belo Horizonte)

Diego Fernández (Barrio 31 Buenos Aires)

Q&A moderated by Catherine Lynch (World Bank)

This online seminar is one of a five-part series to evaluate, contextualize, and operationalize existing research by Cities Alliance on equitable economic growth in cities of the Global South. Three research networks, working in Europe (N-AERUS), Africa (AURI) and LAC (REDEUS_LAC), collaborate to identify common problems cities face in pursuing social equity and economic growth, to share tested strategies for integrating policy-making and research, and to disseminate these strategies to broader urban contexts.


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