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Day 1: Thinking about Innerburbs in the Americas: Their Definition, Dynamics, and Land Use Challenges. (In English)
8:30-9:45. Thompson Center 2.120
a) Keynote1: “Thinking about America’s First Suburbs” -- Robert Lang,(Director, Metropolitan Policy Program, Virginia Polytechnic Institute)
b) “Thinking about Latin America’s First Suburbs” – Peter Ward, UT-Austin.
10:00-12:00. Defining and Depicting the Innerburbs.
- PRP student presentations: Defining the “Donut”: Texas and Monterrey Compared. (40 mins including 10 for discussion)
- PRP student presentations: Austin and Monterrey – The nature of the innerburbs in comparative perspective: (planning and land uses; social and community development; transportation; housing characteristics)
Austin & survey settlement(s). (30 minutes max)
Monterrey & survey settlements (30 minutes max)
Dr Lang will also be offering a lunchtime talk “The New Metropolitics” in the Student Lounge of the LBJ School for those who wish to attend.
- Latin American Innerburbs in Comparative Perspective – various mini presentations & reports on regional constructions of the innerburbs: (5 mins –max 3 slides each) by project personnel (Bogotá; Buenos Aires; Lima; Guatemala; Guadalajara; Mexico City; Monterrey; Recife, Santiago)
2:15 – 3:45. Migration Patterns: Immigration and Mobility in the Innerburbs.
4:00 – 5:15. Social Problems of the Innerburbs
Days 2 & 3. Regional Participants and PRP Students
Tuesday 21st April. Room 2.110 (different from Day 1)
8:45-12:35. Presentations from Latin America: First Cut Findings from our Surveys:
8:45-9:45.Phase 1 surveys. Restudy Findings (Brief Review of Bogotá; Mexico City and Guatemala) including brief review of “Inheritance scenarios in Mexico’s Consolidated Settlements” (Erika Grajeda & Peter Ward which will be circulated in advance).
10:00-11:30 Phase 2. Surveys: Progress Reports and Early Findings from Settlement Surveys
11:35-12:35: Updates/Progress reports (10 minutes each):
1:30-2:45. Policy Making Imperatives for the Innerburbs: Brainstorming of Policy Initiatives (from Day 1).
Policy Arenas for Equitable Development and Redevelopment of the Innerburbs. Brief lead presentations from PRP graduate students:
Planning and Land Use Policies
Community Development and Social Policy
3:00-5:30. Housing Policy Issues and Imperatives for the Innerburbs:
Initial policy approaches across the following areas:
- Accessing housing equity & market performance
- In situ lot organization and physical rehab
- Densification and De-densification
- Dealing with Inheritance and Sucesión
- Renting and Sharing
- Appropriate codes and norms
- Financing Policies for rehab.
Wednesday 22nd. a.m. Room 3.122.
Regional Participants (primarily).
Next Steps; Phase III & Regional Network Logistics.
8:45 – 10:15. “Interesting Case Studies: Methodology”
- Report on First Applications (Guadalajara)
- Plans for Monterrey and Buenos Aires
10:30 -12:30. Data storage and uploads – report and proposals
Viewing the Website (in construction – Wenjie Zhang)
Wrap-up (over lunch through 2:30pm [latest]).
Arrangements for LASA meeting (Rio in June)
Buenos Aires Regional Meeting (October: goals and commitments)