This project, which was funded by SHLC’s Capacity Development Acceleration Fund, aims to carry out action research within the ‘Right to the City’ framework with residents and leaders of the municipality of El Alto, Bolivia.

This interdisciplinary research will involve professionals from architecture, sociology, geography, anthropology, and psychology for the empowerment and the construction of policies and urban planning.

The main objective of the project is to contribute to citizen empowerment in the knowledge and exercise of the ‘right to the city’, a fundamental principle of the New Urban Agenda (NAU), through the construction of knowledge, from a territorial approach of the urban periphery.

A ‘Research – Action’ approach, in the format of training workshops, will be complemented by a quantitative survey and the final results will contribute to the strengthening of the current urban construction policy.

La Paz, Bolivia, from El Alto. Credit: Flickr, Danielle Pereira
La Paz, Bolivia, from El Alto. Credit: Flickr, Danielle Pereira

Project Outputs

The project was led by René Pereira Morató from Instituto de Investigaciones Geográficas and Daniel Hernando López Fernández, Universidad Mayor de San Andres.

This research project ‘Between rural and urban: research – action, in the peripheries of the Municipality of El Alto de La Paz, Bolivia’ was funded by the Centre for Sustainable, Healthy and Learning Cities and Neighbourhoods (SHLC)’s Capacity Development Acceleration Fund. SHLC is funded via UK Research and Innovation as part of the UK Government’s Global Challenges Research Fund.