Panel spécial E (SPe)

Les villes latino-américaines sont-elles inclusives pour les migrants ?


Elkin Velasquez Monsalve, UN-Habitat Regional Office for Latin America and Caribbean,

Luisa Gomez, University of Ottawa, Canada

Latin American cities have experienced urban development challenges due to rapid urbanization. In the past 15 years Latin American cities have received primarily a mass exodus of Venezuelan refugees, but also, an exodus of Central Americans to Mexico and the US. The response to forced migrations has varied among countries with many good examples of urban governance in the region. In light of the recommendations of the 2017 New Urban Agenda (NUA), how could cities in Latin America strive to implement the principles for improvement in NUA’s five pillars of “national urban policies, urban legislation and regulations, urban planning and design, local economy and municipal finance, and local implementation”, despite the rapid urban migration?

Sub Themes:

  • Latin American urban development challenges and its connection with the New Urban Agenda, and migration dynamics.
  • Urban governance, migration and socioeconomic inequalities.
  • Integration of migrants at the neighborhood level in South American cities.