Mendoza was chosen to host the forum because its experience as a medium-sized city is more representative of the country’s typical urban situation than Buenos Aires.
MENDOZA, Argentina — The city leaders had come from all across Argentina, from icy Ushuaia, the southernmost city in the world, to subtropical Puerto Iguazú, gateway to the famous waterfalls. And they had one purpose: to get talking about how to improve Argentina’s cities.
It was Argentina’s first ever Foro Urbano Nacional, or National Urban Forum. At dozens of tables packed into an event hall, groups of mayors, urbanists, economists, sociologists, academics, municipal finance experts, geographers, architects, lawyers and accountants sat in groups of ten or so.
Together, they hashed out their common challenges...[Read More]