Urban Segregation and Inequality in Latin American Cities: a Local Government Law Perspective

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Fecha de pago

DPUB-4506 10040 8 y 9 de junio de 2020 1 de julio de 2020


[Curso homologable con: Pregrado (Facultativa) 

Créditos: 4 (3 cursos de la Escuela se homologan por 4 de pregrado; el cuarto por curso de libre elección (CLE) o facultativa)


According to the UN, in 2012, Latin America and the Caribbean was the most urbanized region worldwide, with more than 80% of its more than 625 million population living in cities. It is also the most unequal region, with 10% of the population accounting for 71% of the total wealth. The course analyses the daily realities of low-income people in Latin American cities who face spatial segregation, poor housing conditions, extensive commutes, and urban violence. It takes a Local Government Law (LGL) approach to analyze this reality. LGL, as a field, studies the legal frameworks that national or subnational governments create for cities. Thus, the course explores how LGL structures the lives of low-income urban dwellers and how they rebel, accommodate, or negotiate in the shadow of the LGL in place.

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July 6 to 23, 2020 (Class: Saturday 11. No class: Saturday 18 and Monday 20)

Meeting time

Monday to Friday
2:00 to 3:30 p.m. - Class
3:30 to 4:00 p.m. - Break 
4:00 to 5:30 p.m. – Class

2:00 to 3:00 p.m. - Class 
3:00 to 3:30 p.m. - Break 
3:30 to 4:30 p.m. – Class


Valentina Montoya Robledo, Universidad de Harvard, EE. UU. (more)

Note: the registration for the cours is subject to the number of students enrolled and to the academic profile of the candidates. The Law School of Universidad de los Andes reserves the right of admission to its academic programs.