”In the near term, there are several, very significant, challenges that have to be tackled,” said Rebecca Bill Chavez, recently-appointed president and CEO of Washington DC-based think tank, the Inter-American Dialogue.
On June 7, 2022, the Inter-American Dialogue, in partnership with the Office of the Mayor of Los Angeles and CAF-Development Bank of Latin America, hosted the first Mayors Summit ahead of the IX Summit of the Americas.
Claudia López, mayor of Bogotá, was selected as the next president of Metropolis, an organization focused on connecting leaders from metropolitan areas from around the world in order to share knowledge and collaborate on common problems.
On July 13, 2022, the Inter-American Dialogue hosted an event in collaboration with the Atlantic Council’s Adrienne Arsht Latin America Center and the Truman Center for National Policy focused on the next Cities Summit to be held in Denver in 2023.
Despite clear differences in growth drivers and expansion rates, both regions need to improve city competitiveness and sustainability.