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Ford Foundation - The Just City by Amy Kenyon at GIB Summit


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Presented at the 4th Global Infrastructure Basel Summit 21 & 22 May 2014.
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Ford Foundation - The Just City by Amy Kenyon at GIB Summit

  1. 1. c THE JUST CITY
  2. 2. 2 Global goals for economic development and climate resilience will not be sustained without addressing inequality in access and opportunity.
  3. 3. Defining a Vision of Just Cities Inclusive Sustainable Prosperous Equitable
  4. 4. 4 Social Change Goal: Strengthen the Urban Systems that Drive Poverty Reduction and promote Full Participation in Economic and Social Life
  5. 5. 5 • Formalizing human settlements and upgrading housing • Ensuring that people have access to improved transport infrastructure and communications technology • Fostering quality employment opportunities Supporting comprehensive city and regional planning Applying innovative technologies to equitable urbanization Moving Millions from the Margins to the Mainstream
  6. 6. Three Dimensions of Challenges 6 • Spatial: housing and transportation policy and networks reinforce old patterns • Gender rights: safety and sanitation • Contested space: securing public space for arts and culture, commerce, and democratic expression
  7. 7. 7 • Subsidized or free transportation systems • Non-motorized solutions • Better connectivity • Social housing to jobs • Last mile connections • Informal innovation in the absence of public solutions • Standards for BRT, TOD, P3s incorporate social dimension Pro-poor transport strategies
  8. 8. 8 Hypothesis: if we can develop certain types of projects that advance sustainability and inclusion, we will achieve more robust economic growth while also mitigating against climate change and helping to achieve global goals for poverty alleviation. What would it take to open the gates for investment in this type of project? • Technical assistance / public sector capacity building to create a project pipeline • Rating systems, standardization and investment platforms Pro-poor infrastructure investment
  9. 9. Infrastructure Transport Infrastructure
  10. 10. Today’s Transport Infrastructure
  11. 11. Infrastructure