Toluca"Metropolitan governance and consolidation of responsible territories". Roundtable organized in the framework of the regional meeting of Latin American and Caribbean for Habitat 3. Toluca 18-20 April 2016

This round table is organized by INTA in partnership with the Municipal Commission of Urban Development and Environment of the city of Puebla, Mexico, with the participation of the Center of the City Studies (FLACSO - Ecuador), the Municipal Planning Institute of Puebla, the Benemerita Universidad Autonoma de Puebla, and the Universidad Iberoamericana.

The debate revolves around the metropolitan construction. From the territorial and operational perspectives of the Municipal Urban Plan of Puebla, we’ll be trying to highlight the potential and the limites of the implmentation of mechanisms to foster dialogue, consultation and participation in the management of the territory.

In February 2016, INTA and the Municipal Commission of Urban Development of the city of Puebla, mobilized sixteen experts of urban development from Latin America, Europe and the United States to build a reflection on the Municipal Masterplan success factors.
// See the programme, experts profiles and report

The results of this reflection, focusing on the specific case of the Mexican metropolis, are valuable to us, in order to introduce elements of analysis about the metropolitan phenomenon in the Latin American context, and to think of an action framework among different levels of territorial governance (national, regional, and local) in order to clarify their skills and the relevant scale for decision making.

The objective of the roundtable is to strengthen the position of cities and regions in building a new urban agenda.

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