VIRTUAL: SDLAC 2021 Panel - Innovative ways to envision new urban futures, closing remarks by MacMillan Center/CLAIS

Event time: 
Friday, April 9, 2021 - 12:00pm to 1:15pm
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Calendar Speaker/Performer: 
Mariana Alegre, Jose Lobo
Event description: 

Mariana Alegre is Executive Director, Lima Como Vamos, Jose Lobo is Clinical Associate Professor, School of Sustainability, College of Global Futures, Arizona State University.
LAC is one of the most urbanized regions in the world, and 90% of COVID cases have originated in cities. Moreover, COVID has exposed some of the deepest problems in Latin American cities: deep inequalities, unsustainable mobility systems, and poorly managed water resources. As income of LAC urbanites grows, the battle for a sustainable future will be won or lost within their boundaries. How can we envision cities as hubs of sustainable and healthy living? What innovative approaches are being taken to shift course?
The Sixth Annual Conference on Sustainable Development in Latin America and the Caribbean will be held on April 5th to April 9th, 2021 at the Yale School of the Environment. This year’s theme is “Recovering from the Pandemic Through Sustainability.”
The 2021 conference will explore the acute impact of the COVID-19 health crisis and the impact it has had in Latin Americans. The region has been one of the hardest hit by the pandemic. While this can be explained and studied from the lenses of sustainability and social justice alike, the conference is more concerned with looking ahead. What comes next in the development of the LAC region will be crucial in determining if and when true social equity is achieved, and sustainable development provides a useful framework from which to look at a potential equitable recovery.
Born out of student initiative, the event will be co-hosted by Yale School of the Environment and the Council on Latin American and Iberian Studies (CLAIS) at The MacMillan Center.
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