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