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Record number 550429
Title Participatory planning for climate resilient and inclusive urban development in Dosquebradas, Santa Ana and Santa Tomé
Author(s) Hardoy, Jorgelina; Gencer, Ebru; Winograd, Manuel
Source Environment and Urbanization 31 (2019)1. - ISSN 0956-2478 - p. 33 - 52.
Department(s) Earth Observation and Environmental Informatics
Publication type Refereed Article in a scientific journal
Publication year 2019
Keyword(s) Argentina - climate resilience - Colombia - disaster risk reduction - El Salvador - inclusive urban development - Latin America - participatory planning

Urban governments need to take actions to reduce disaster risks and incorporate climate resilience into their development strategies and plans. But most local governments, particularly small- and medium-sized cities in the global South, lack the knowledge and capacity to do so. This paper presents the findings from a project that engaged local governments and other key stakeholders to develop a participatory planning process for climate resilient and inclusive urban development. The project took place in three small- to medium-sized Latin American cities: Dosquebradas, Colombia; Santa Ana, El Salvador; and Santo Tomé, Argentina. By engaging government officials and politicians, academics, technical specialists, and representatives of civil society organizations in interviews, workshops and focus group discussions, this project sought to identify a range of feasible options for climate resilient and inclusive urban development. In each city, this process provided rich, context-specific details to identify strategies and plan projects with the buy-in of city government and other key actors. The overall goal was to bring in a resilience lens to assess current and planned urban development projects in each city and reach a consensus on feasible and inclusive resilience options for development.

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