Santiago Resilience

Metropolitan Governance - Santiago, Chile

City governance encompasses coordination between various actors, municipal management processes, codification of formal and informal rules as regulations, and consideration of cultural norms, organisational structures, and legal frameworks.  

While there is considerable evidence of the importance (and lack) of good governance in developing cities, little has been written about what initiatives can be introduced to improve governance in cities with limited resources available. 

Arup was commissioned by 100 Resilient Cities, pioneered by the Rockefeller Foundation to produce a White Paper as part of the ‘Resilience Strategy’ development for Santiago, Chile. 

The report aims to synthesise a set of best practice cases, some of which Arup created through first-hand access to metropolitan governance models in urban mobility, public security, risk management, environmental control and economic development.