Social Infrastructure (Parallel Session)

One of the main pending challenges in efforts to achieve a sustainable future for Chile is social inequity. Even though there have been new and important initiatives to secure more equal access to opportunities, significant challenges remain. The question is not only how to diminish inequality, but also how to facilitate the generation of the necessary infrastructure to accomplish this. This session will address social inequity from the point of view of social infrastructure, both in terms of urban-residential infrastructure and of public infrastructure (such as libraries, schools, hospital).  Therefore, the session will address topics such as the sustainable growth of cities, the quality of dwellings and neighbourhoods, and the social relevance of public infrastructure. In this context, infrastructure is seen as an essential tool for overcoming inequity in spatial and social terms.

Parallel Sessions