Urban Renewal in Ecuador

Wednesday, January 25th, 2012


Ecuador’s largest city, Guayaquil, has been transformed by a dramatic redevelopment effort:

In 1992, the city made a serious attempt to address its problems and reverse its negative momentum. A reorganized municipal government emphasized civic campaigns designed to increase residential connection with the city. A partnership of public and private institutions, guided by the stronger local leadership, implemented a development model that encouraged the improvement of public space.