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Transport Infrastructure for Inclusive Urban Development: the case of Quito...

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Quito’s first subway line currently under construction, will offer citizens in less than 3 years, reduced travel times, reduced travel costs, safer, and a more reliable mode of transportation. The Metro stations along the corridor are likely to catalyze a polycentric model of urban redevelopment, on this city that has seen one of the most accelerated rates of sprawl in the region. Quito’s municipality has recently begun a planning and urban regulation initiative to foster compact, mixed use, and dense urban development in the influence areas of the Metro stations. This effort is integrated into a larger territorial strategy aimed to consolidate a system of centralities and sub-centralities to better manage formal and informal suburban expansion. How to articulate transport infrastructure and urban planning measures in order to enhance a more effective and inclusive urban development? This talk will present Quito’s strategy and provide a space of debate about how to achieve successful implementation of such measures.

Jacobo Herdoiza is Secretary of Territory, Habitat, and Housing at the Metropolitan Municipality of Quito, Ecuador. Herdoiza has previously worked with the national government as Director of Policies and Products for Real Estate at the State Bank, as well as manager of a project on cities for Ecuador’s Coordinating Ministry of Heritage. He is an architect with dual titles from the Central University of Ecuador and from Paris-La-Villette in France. He also has a specialization in Urban and Territorial Planning from Venice, Italy.

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