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Session 1: Opportunities and Challenges for Sustainable Urban Mobility in Latin America and the Caribbean. Where are we and how do we progress?

Session |
Tue, 16/10/2018 - 11:20 to 13:00

The goal of this session was to the set the scene for the discussions of the week, providing a diagnosis of the situation of urban mobility in Latin America and the Caribbean from different perspectives, highlighting challenges and opportunities for action. The discussion addressed institutional and governance-related dimensions, such as the role of urban planning, transit-oriented development and metropolitan coordination to promote sustainable mobility. The session also discussed the importance of designing inclusive and integrated mobility services, including with a gender equality perspective.

Moderation and introductory presentation: Ricardo Jordán, Office of the Executive Secretary, ECLAC

  • Charlotte Halpern, Researcher with the Urban School of Sciences Po, France
  • Marco Antonio Silveira, Manager of the Office of Mobility Planning, Belo Horizonte, Brazil
  • Angie Palacios, Gender and Transport Executive, CAF-Development Bank of Latin America
  • Luis Bonilla, Director of the International Office, TECHO, Chile
  • Carlosfelipe Pardo, Executive Director, Despacio

Charlotte Halpern

Investigadora de la Escuela Urbana del Instituto de Estudios Políticos de París (Sciences Po), Francia

Angie Palacios

Ejecutiva de Transporte y Género, CAF-Banco de Desarrollo de América Latina

Luis Bonilla

Director de la Oficina Internacional, TECHO, Chile