Urbanization, Land, and Urban Policies: An Updated Agenda of Issues and Research for Cities in Argentina and Latin America

Cynthia Goytia

January 23, 2019

A street scene in Buenos Aires, Argentina. (Photo by Hernán Piñera.)

Event Description

In most of Argentina’s cities, wealth and opportunities coexist with urban informality, poor housing quality, a lack of basic infrastructure, traffic congestion, inequality, and segregation. In all, land and urban policies are two main determinants. In this lecture, Professor Cynthia Goytia will present some of the most pressing urban topics that are part of current policy debates in Argentina and Latin American cities. Her work calls for more rigorous evidence of “what works,” and promotes a collaborative research agenda between North-South academic institutions for addressing the challenges ahead.


Cynthia Goytia is a Professor of Urban Economics and Chair of the Urban Policy and Housing Research Center at Torcuato Di Tella University in Argentina. She is a senior urban consultant to Latin American governments, the World Bank, the United Nations, the Inter-American Development Bank, and the Banco de Desarrollo de América Latina.


Co-sponsored by the Center for Latin American Studies, Global Metropolitan Studies, and the Urban Displacement Project.