Event date

26 November, 16h30-18h30, Winston Churchill (WIC) 200, European Parliament, visitors' entrance of the building Winston Churchill.

LaunchEventCities in Latin America have the highest inequality between rich and poor worldwide, but the gaps are slowly shrinking, finds the study “Building more equitable cities: public policies for inclusion in Latin America”, a first-time ever research of this size and timescale. It contains data on inequality in over 300 cities in Latin America and the Caribbean and compares evolutions over two decades (1990-2010). What are factors that create and reproduce inequality? Why are some cities more successful than others in reducing income disparities? These and other questions are addressed in the study, which gives concrete recommendations to local and national governments how to build more equitable cities.

Eduardo Moreno, the head of UN-Habitat’s research and capacity building, will present and debate findings with the European Parliament’s Delegation to the Euro-Latin American Parliamentary Assembly.

This study was realized with financial support from the Development Bank of Latin America CAF and the Avina Foundation and can be downloaded here.

The event is open to the interested public. Interested public need to request accreditation at the European Parliament here