Mitchell de Sousa
Ana­ly­sis of auto­no­mous eco­no­mic stra­te­gies and urban plan­ning instru­ments for imple­men­ting inno­va­tive social pro­jects in Tre­lew, Argentina.

All of the sus­tainable deve­lo­p­ment goals’ tar­gets focus on the poli­ti­cal action that local admi­nis­tra­tion should take to improve the qua­lity of life in these areas. Howe­ver, in the actual neo­li­be­ral con­text, eco­nomy, poli­tics, and hege­mo­nic power are con­cen­tra­ted in the cities. (Sas­sen, 2002) While the roles of the nation-state still domi­nate inter­na­tio­nal poli­ti­cal dis­cus­sions, it is in the cities where the main net­works of con­cen­tra­tion of power and capi­tal are gene­ra­ted, Thus, the imba­lance bet­ween cities means that some have more capa­city to meet SDG 11 tar­gets than others. Medium-sized and small cities that have gone through dif­fe­rent urban growth pro­ces­ses in other sta­ges, now find them­sel­ves incre­a­singly depen­dent on their own resour­ces. Howe­ver, they are still tied to out­da­ted insti­tu­tio­nal struc­tures that do not allow them to manage and con­trol their own territories.

The pro­ject con­sists of imple­men­ting eco­no­mic poli­cies that allow the cap­ture of urban capi­tal gains to accu­mu­late eco­no­mic capi­tal in the city of Tre­lew, Argen­tina, this will allow the muni­ci­pa­lity to have more capa­city to deve­lop insti­tu­tio­nal and infra­st­ruc­ture pro­jects. Tre­lew is a city with strong eco­no­mic depen­dence on the nation-state and is cur­r­ently suf­fe­ring the nega­tive con­se­quen­ces of the pro­duc­tion model cycles. To this end, I will ana­lyze the par­ti­cu­la­ri­ties of the case study, ana­lyze posi­tive prac­ti­ces and manage­ment in other cities in the Glo­bal North and Glo­bal South in order to rethink resource manage­ment for Tre­lew, and imple­men­ting, by using simu­la­tion, urban tools that can enhance the objec­tive of the work.