Lelio Polessa Maçaira
Metropolitan Adviser / Rio de Janeiro City Hall
Metropolitan Governance, Climate Change and Disaster Management in Rio de Janeiro
The city of Rio de Janeiro has 6.6 million inhabitants and is the second metropolitan region in Brazil with 12 million people and 21 municipalities. Rio de Janeiro Metropolitan Region is trying to be implemented since the 1970’s but with little success, although in 2014 the State Government signed a contract with World Bank to undertake the project RIO METRÓPOLE and in 2015, the Federal Congress approved a Metropolitan Statute. The metropolitan governance is an additional challenge for the urbanization process which is being made towards an ultra-connected society where the ICTs play an important role as a platform that coordinate the urban infrastructure services. Rio de Janeiro City Hall launched in 2010 an Operations Center to deal with crisis and resilience, after a flood and landslide catastrophic event.
Key Words: Metropolitan and Urban Governance, Climate Change, Disaster Management, Resilience and Public Policies.
Self-employed (own company) / Advisor for the local city planning office
CRITICAL SUCCESS FACTORS FOR LARGE URBAN REGENERATION PROJECTS IN WATERFRONT BROWNFIELDS: THE CASE OF CANARY WHARF AND ABANDOIBARRA
This study examines the critical success factors in Urban Regeneration Projects and tries to explore what are the challenges and difficulties faced in their development by addressing the cases of Canary Wharf in London and Abandoibarra in Bilbao.
The goal is to contribute to the scientific literature on urban regeneration by presenting a list of critical success factors and provide a tool for city managers, advisors and other practitioners working in this field.
Finally, the objective is to assess the case of the Magdalena River Regeneration Project in Barranquilla using the proposed critical success factors and provide recommendations for policymakers and stakeholders.
Keywords: Urban Regeneration, Brownfields, Underutilized plots, Critical Success Factors.
Under Secretariat of Chief of staff development in city government of Rio Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Bus Reforms in Large Urban Systems: A Comparative Case Study of Seoul and Rio de Janeiro
Cities are becoming the engine of the world. More and more people are moving to urban agglomerates in search of jobs, culture, and entertainment. Such a movement results in an unprecedented pressure upon the infrastructure of urban systems. Within that panorama, mobility is considered one of the major issues, and one of the cornerstones of the mobility-centered discussion is the fact that, among public transport modals, buses are still one of the main options, especially in developing countries. Bearing that in mind, the aim of the present work is to identify the main elements required to develop and implement a successful bus reform. Based on a comparative case analysis of Seoul and Rio de Janeiro, we conclude the dissertation by proposing a framework for bus reforms. We elaborate on the success factors of a good reform and put forth some recommendations for Seoul, Rio or any city looking for mobility solutions related to their bus management system and aimed at improving quality of life in their urban areas.
JOANNA EDITH ARANA HERNÁNDEZ
Civil Engineer Guadalajara, Mexico
Rural Governance in a Multicultural State – Santa Catarina Road case in Jalisco, Mexico
This document describes the concept of governance generated from conflict in between the indigenous Wixarika community of Santa Catarina Cuexcomatitlán and the Government of the State of Jalisco. It describes actions that have been carried out as part of a resolution of a judicial scentence which obliged the state government to restore a zone damaged by the construction of a highway. This study hopes to emphasize the importance of governance in rural zones, and specifically the importance of aplying governance to the struggle for respect for indigenous communities. It ends with recommendations, stemming from the lived experiences of the author who was a part of this project. These recommendations will serve the stakeholders as well as the academy and government institutions. They will also serve indigenous communities.
MARIA LORENA PUCHE
Civil Engineer Maracay, Venezuela
Regulating e-hailing services: the case of Uber Regulation in Mexico City and Bogotá
In recent years, Taxis apps have brought about a significant change in the individual transportation sector having implications for the current regulatory framework that governs this market. Among these taxi applications Uber has been the one application that has without any doubt whatsoever, revolutionized the individual public transportation sector facing legal and regulatory challenges in every city where it initiates operations. These struggles are often due to the fact that Uber does not fit into the legal requirements that regulate the traditional taxi industry, and consequently, this startup has been subject to fierce public debate. Bearing this in mind, the purpose of this work is to identify the main institutional conditions under which Uber and similar companies should be regulated by city governments. Based on a comparative case analysis of Mexico City and Bogotá, we aim to understand the current regulatory framework that governs the traditional taxi market identifying the main actors involved and their relationship thereby helping address governance challenges of Uber in these capital cities, and also offering some recommendations for Mexico City and Bogotá or for that matter, any city looking for appropriate guidelines to govern their City´s Taxi System bearing in mind the ultimate goal of improving the quality of life for their respective citizens.