Title: Environmental Urban Research with an Interdisciplinary Perspective
Juan Carlos Munoz, Director of the Center for Sustainable Urban Development, Pontificia Universidad Catolica de Chile.
Abstract: The talk will introduce CEDEUS, an interdisciplinary research Center on sustainable urban development in Chile that was launched in 2013. CEDEUS seeks to contribute to the debate on the main urban sustainability challenges that Chilean cities face in the twenty-first century. Its principal goal is to understand urban dynamics, instruments and decision-making processes for developing sustained and equitable improvements in the quality of life in urban areas, based on a recognition of the social demands in, and the biophysical boundaries of Chilean cities. CEDEUS seeks to become a space for knowledge generation and exchange, oriented towards improving the quality of life in urban areas. In this talk the path followed by CEDEUS in its 8 years of life will be followed. highlighting the most significant research milestones iand public policy contributions. The talk will focus mostly on the environment related research and impacts.