congresos y reuniones científicas
Institutions, instruments and processes of Latin American metropolitan planning
Río de Janeiro
Congreso; IV World Planning Schools Congress; 2016
Institución organizadora:
Federal University of Rio de Janeiro - UFRJ
This paper delves into the evolution of metropolitan planning in the region while focusing on experiences that could contribute to endorse a potential reform aimed at ordering the fertile yet also fragmented metropolitan planning and governance situation. In a similar vein, the paper seeks to identify planning aspects and qualities whereby metropolitan planning cases convergence and divergence. On the basis of instrumental specificity and innovative aspects at this scale of planning practice, the paper will finally establish a discussion concerning the feasibility of ultimately conferring ?Latin American metropolitan planning? per se. In doing so, the purpose of this paper is threefold. First, by drawing from recent planning experience associated with some of the world?s greatest metropolis, the paper seeks to add to the development of comprehensive theoretical frameworks dealing with metropolitan planning. Second, the paper is aimed at conducting an international comparative planning study. Based on this analysis, the paper is finally intended to discuss how the series of convergences and divergences withdrawn from the cases studies can illuminate a potential theory concerning the evolution of metropolitan planning in Latin America while also reflecting on potential means to improve current toolkit of planning instruments in the region.