A LOOK INTO THE GOVERNANCE OF RISKS AND URBAN RESILIENCE IN LATIN AMERICA AND THE CARIBBEAN: INFORMAL SETTLEMENTS IN THE NEW URBAN AGENDA Article

Sandoval, V, Sarmiento, JP. (2018). A LOOK INTO THE GOVERNANCE OF RISKS AND URBAN RESILIENCE IN LATIN AMERICA AND THE CARIBBEAN: INFORMAL SETTLEMENTS IN THE NEW URBAN AGENDA . 2(1), 38-52. 10.55467/reder.v2i1.10

cited authors

  • Sandoval, V; Sarmiento, JP

fiu authors

abstract

  • This work offers a revised and critical view of disaster risk reduction in informal settlements in Latin America and the Caribbean, and explores trends on how risk governance and urban resilience is being considered by selected countries. We analyzed the data provided in the national reports issued during the preparatory process toward Habitat III by 17 countries: Argentina, Barbados, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Cuba, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Guatemala, Honduras, Jamaica, Mexico, Paraguay, Peru, and Uruguay. We analyzed quantitative variables such as access to drinking water and sewerage, and performed qualitative content analysis for references to the Sendai Framework and public policies for informal settlements. The results show a significant va-riation in the percentage of urban population living in unsafe conditions across selected countries. In terms of risk governance, countries tend to recognize the importance of an ‘enabling environ-ment’ for urban development that build vertical and horizontal arrangements among different ac-tors. Despite this realization, evidence shows that these countries’ commitment is currently limited to the vertical articulation of public actors.

publication date

  • January 1, 2018

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start page

  • 38

end page

  • 52

volume

  • 2

issue

  • 1