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2018-07-17

Former Santiago Mayor's Approach to Equity Through Urban Planning - An article written by Lily Song

From June 26th to 28th 2018, urban transport and development practitioners, activists, and researchers convened in Dar es Salaam for the 3rd annual ITDP Mobilize Summit. Besides considering policy and planning dilemmas and solutions, discussions sometimes turned to questions of politics and governance as in the plenary with Carolina Tohá, the former mayor of Santiago, Chile.

The 3rd Mobilize Summit offered attendees a chance to directly experience the new Bus Rapid Transit system along with walking and cycling improvements that made Dar es Salaam the first African city to win the prestigious Sustainable Transport Award in its 14-year history.

The conference program included several plenaries, conversations with change leaders, and break-out sessions that explored a wealth of timely and critical topics from informality to gender, child health, and new mobility innovations in the context of sub-Saharan Africa.

Presenting on “Sustainable mobility in Santiago,” Carolina Tohá highlighted the rapid urbanization and economic growth of Chile, along with escalating social inequalities as indicated by the country’s highest Gini coefficient among OECD countries...

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Lily Song is a Lecturer in Urban Planning and Design and Senior Research Associate with the TUT-POL project at the Harvard University Graduate School of Design. Her teaching and research focus on issues of urban sustainability, livability, and justice; race and class politics in American cities and postcolonial urban contexts; and community-based economic development.

From 2013-2015, she was a Provost Fellow with University College London’s Department of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Public Policy, where her research investigated how Indonesian local governments are incorporating urban informality to effect transformative planning in the area of sustainable transport and urban development. She holds a PhD in
Urban and Regional Planning from MIT; Master’s in Urban Planning from UCLA; and BA in Ethnic Studies from UC Berkeley.

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