Urbanization, Land, and Urban Policies: An Updated Agenda of Issues and Research for Cities in Argentina and Latin America

Cynthia Goytia

Title Conditional: Urbanization, Land, and Urban Policies: An Updated Agenda of Issues and Research for Cities in Argentina and Latin America
Wednesday, January 23, 2019
Time: 5:00 pm | 106 Wurster Hall


Cynthia Goytia speaks on urbanization, land, and urban policies during her talk at Berkeley. (Photo by Isabel Nogueira.)

In most of Argentina’s cities, wealth and opportunities coexist with urban informality, poor housing quality, a lack of basic infrastructure, traffic congestion, inequality, and segregation. In all, land and urban policies are two main determinants. In this lecture, Professor Cynthia Goytia will present some of the most pressing urban topics that are part of current policy debates in Argentina and Latin American cities. Her work calls for more rigorous evidence of “what works,” and promotes a collaborative research agenda between North-South academic institutions for addressing the challenges ahead. 

Cynthia Goytia is a Professor of Urban Economics and Chair of the Urban Policy and Housing Research Center at Torcuato Di Tella University in Argentina. She is a senior urban consultant to Latin American governments, the World Bank, the United Nations, the Inter-American Development Bank and the Banco de Desarrollo de América Latina.

Co-sponsored by the Center for Latin American Studies, Global Metropolitan Studies, and the Urban Displacement Project.

Cynthia Goytia answers questions from the audience, January 2019. (Photo by Isabel Nogueira.)
Cynthia Goytia answers questions from the audience, January 2019. (Photo by Isabel Nogueira.)

A street scene in Buenos Aires, Argentina. (Photo by Hernán Piñera.)
A street scene in Buenos Aires, Argentina. (Photo by Hernán Piñera.)