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The third webinar of the cycle “Social Urbanism – International Cases: Latin America, Africa and Asia” will present cases of slum upgrading and land tenure in Odisha, informal settlements in India and urban regeneration linked to the installation of cable cars in San Miguelito, Panama.

This conversation will be presented by Shubhagato Dasgupta, senior researcher at the Center for Policy Research, Anindita Mukherjee, urban economist, Renu Khosla, director of the Center for Urban and Regional Excellence (CURE), Natalia Castaño Cárdenas, architect and Master on Landscape, Environment and City at the National, Alessandra Trehuerz, World Bank urban development specialist, and Manuel Trute, former director of the Municipality of Panama. Mediation will be done by Anaclaudia Rossbach, specialist in social housing.

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Date: 15/07/2021

Time: 10h00


15/07/2021 - India: Slum upgrading and land tenure in Odisha; Informal settlements | Panama: Urban regeneration

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Anaclaudia Rossbach

Anaclaudia Rossbach from São Paulo, Brazil has been working for 20 years in the housing and urban fields, as practitioner and researcher for international organizations, local and national governments, universities and non-profit organizations. Currently she is Regional Manager for the Latin America and Caribbean at Cities Alliance, based in Mexico City.

Alessandra Trehuerz

Alessandra Treuherz holds a bachelor's degree in geography and a master's degree in urban planning from the Arizona State University. She is the Urban Development Specialist for the World Bank in the Latin America and Caribbean region and has experience in urban planning projects for local governments, as well as in coordinating disaster management and mitigation projects in Latin America.

Anindita Mukherjee

Anindita Mukherjee is an Urban Economist working as a Senior Researcher at the Centre for Policy Research, where she anchors the research on urban land-planning-housing intersections focusing on residential vulnerability among the marginalised. She has almost 18 years of experience in collaborating with different sector partners including Government and multi and bi-lateral agencies.

Carlos Leite

Urbanist, PhD, is coordinator of the Social Urbanism Center, Arq.Futuro Cities Lab at Insper and Professor at FAU-Mackenzie Presbyterian University; guest researcher at the Institute for Advanced Studies – USP (Urban Spaces and Health Group). He was Director of SP-Urbanismo, PMSP.

Manuel Trute

Architect and urban planner from the University of São Paulo. Between 2014 and 2019 he was the first director of Urban Planning for the Municipality of Panama, as part of the land management decentralization process. He was responsible for coordinating the contracting process for Panama City's first District Land Use Plan.

Natalia Castaño Cárdenas

Architect and Master in Landscape, Environment and City from the National University of La Plata, Argentina. She worked at Empresa de Desarrollo Urbano de Medellín between 2004 and 2007, designing public space projects and developing strategic urban projects.

Renu Khosla

Dr. Renu Khosla is the Director of the Centre for Urban and Regional Excellence (CURE). Her work is aimed at unthinking and reimagining slum and inclusive urban development – building resilience and nudging change in community-led initiatives. Ultimately, she works to strengthen local capacities for participative planning, data visualization and analytics and simplifying institutions.

Shubhagato Dasgupta

Shubhagato Dasgupta is a Senior fellow at Centre for Policy Research. Before that, he led a collaboration between the UK’s Department for International Development (DFID) and India’s Ministry of Housing and Urban Poverty Alleviation to develop pro-poor urban and housing policies in 20 cities across 15 states.