Last week Sonia Roitman was invited to give an online guest lecture to the students in the Master of Urban Planning, at the University of Cuenca, in Ecuador. This is a new master program in one of the oldest universities in the country. Most of the students are currently working in urban planning departments at local governments.
The lecture discussed the role of urban planning in building inclusive and equitable cities, and the use of planning instruments to address urban inequalities. It was a very rich discussion with students providing opinions on the current challenges of urban planning in Ecuador.