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Urban Partnerships, BLOX Global, representatives from authorities in Mexico, Chile, Argentina and Colombia and a wide range of BLOXHUB members.


2020 –


A Latin American Partnerchip working to improve urban equality and life quality in Latin American urban communities.


To innovate on how a value-based approach centered around the values of inclusiveness and social equality can inform the architectural design and urban planning decision.



As part of the Latin American Partnership between Mexico, Chile, Argentina and Colombia, which was established at the international summit ”BUILD BACK BETTER” at BLOX in 2020, Chile and Mexico are participating in an ideation process facilitated by Urban Partnerships on how to improve urban equality and life quality in Latin American urban communities.

In Urban Partnerships we actively work with global stakeholders to promote the Build Back Better agenda – creating partnerships to address the challenges of global urbanization. Our Latin American partnership is a great example of that.

Torben Krab, Program Manager, Urban Partnerships, BLOXHUB

Chile and Mexico
In the case of Chile, the task is to develop concepts and strategies for implementation, which support the economic reactivation and sustainable development of the Historical District of Santiago. The challenge is led by Fundacion Chile represented by Leah Pollak, Director of Institutional Affairs. In Mexico the challenge is located in Mexico City in the historic Azapotzalco, which is undergoing a general urban development process focusing on improving mobility, accessibility and livability. The specific challenge is centered around the Camarones metro station and transforming two underpasses adjacent to the Historic Centre of Azcapotzalco into vibrant public spaces based on two individual identities. The challenge is led by Janet De Luna General Director of Urban Development in Azcapotzalco.

The key element uniting both projects is a value-based approach based on the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals. A full ideation process should be completed by April 2021.