Claudia López Hernández
Claudia López Hernández Mayor of Bogotá Ciudad de Bogotá Bogotá, Colombia

Biography

Claudia Lopez was elected Mayor of Bogota in October 2019 and started her mandate on the 1st of January 2020. She became the city's first female and also the first openly diverse Mayor in Bogota’s history. She has an emphatic focus on environmental, social and anticorruption issues.

Lopez was a Senator of the Republic of Colombia between 2014 and 2018 and the vice-presidential candidate in the 2018 presidential election for the Green Alliance

Sessions

Save to calendar 17-11-2020 18:20 17-11-2020 18:40 Europe/Madrid Strengthening Metropolitan Governance

As cities manage their immediate response to the COVID-19 pandemic and are looking ahead to plan and resource long-term recovery efforts, we need, more than ever, common solutions and win-win agreements between different levels of government and sectors of society. How to overcome the challenge of inter-jurisdictional coordination in dealing with the pandemic? What are the strengths and limits of different models of metropolitan regulatory frameworks? Will this public health crisis accelerate and strengthen metropolitan governance architectures? This session explores how responses at different levels of governance during the height of the Covid-19 crisis reinforce the need for territorially integrated approaches to sustainable urban development and shares different experience and actions being undertaken during the crisis.

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