Like other Latin American cities, Buenos Aires is deeply fragmented between the formal city and informal settlements. This chapter explores how the capability approach can inform innovative policies to reduce urban inequalities and promote a better distribution of wellbeing opportunities within a given urban territory. After setting the context, the chapter discusses some features of the capability approach which can underpin policies to reduce urban fragmentation. It focuses on three features which are particularly relevant for the context of urban inequality and policy in Latin America: its multi-dimensional, institutional and agentic policy perspective.
|Title of host publication||Capability-Promoting Policies|
|Subtitle of host publication||Enhancing Individual and Social Development|
|Editors||Hans-Uwe Otto, Melanie Walker, Holger Ziegler|
|Place of Publication||Bristol, U. K.|
|Publication status||Published - 15 Feb 2018|