Cities Week - Active Mobility for Sustainable and Inclusive Cities: Challenges for its Financing in Latin America and the Caribbean

Presentación semana de las ciudades

Presentación semana de las ciudades

One out of every three trips in Latin America and the Caribbean is made on foot. Roadways, public areas, pedestrian and bicycle paths are fundamental for mobility, public health and environmental quality, economic and cultural vitality, in short, for urban sustainability. However, in the region there is a systematic lack of resources for their financing, despite their positive impact on land prices.

As part of the series of events "100 years of valorization contributions in Colombia. Capital gains that finance public investments" and as part of the Cities Week, ECLAC, through the Sustainable Development and Human Settlements Division (DDSAH), with support from the IDB, is debating the challenge that financing active mobility represents for the region and the possibilities offered by instruments linked to land value for this purpose.



  • Andrea Niño González - Bogotá/Colombia. Advisor to the Ministry of Housing, City and Territory for public space.
  • Claudia Acosta - São Paulo/Brazil, Researcher at Fundação Getulio Vargas and Professor at the Lincoln Institute of Land Policy.
  • Silvia García Vetorazzi - Guatemala City/Guatemala. Director of Urban Planning of the Municipality of Guatemala, Former Deputy Director of Urban Planning (Taller del Espacio Público, Municipality of Guatemala).
  • Catiana Sabadin - Campo Grande/Brazil. Subsecretary of Management and Strategic Projects of the Municipality of Campo Grande.


Special thanks to:

Lincoln Institute of Land Policy

Government of Antioquia

CIDER, Universidad de los Andes

Rosario University