Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile: Red G9 and U. de Concepción invite to a virtual seminar on “Regionalization and decentralization”

As part of the cycle of talks organized monthly by the G9 Network , the University of Concepción (UdeC) invites the meeting “Regionalization and decentralization: development opportunities for Chile from the regions.”

The activity, organized by the UdeC, will take place at 6:00 p.m. on Tuesday, September 28, online through the Zoom platform and can be viewed through the Youtube and Facebook accounts of the University of Concepción, the open signal from TVU, UCV TV channel and the social networks of the G9 universities.

Along with the welcome from the rector of the University of Concepción, Carlos Saavedra Rubilar, will participate as panelists Egon Montecinos, from the Faculty of Economic and Administrative Sciences and director of the Center for Regional Studies and Territorial Development, UACh ; Ámaya Álvez Marín, doctor in Law, president of the Regulation Commission of the Constitutional Convention and academic University of Concepción ; Voltaire Alvarado, doctor in Geography, academic of the Department of Geography of the Faculty of Architecture, Urbanism and Geography of the UdeC and Daniel Santana Rivas, doctor in Geography, academic of the School of Regional Urban Planning of the National University of Colombia.

In the debate, the specialists will raise answers before some of the questions that will guide the academic and political conversation about the regions, the centralization of the public and the need for decentralization oriented towards citizen purposes.

How can regionalization, as an organizational process of space, contribute to local economic definitions of development and well-being? Is it possible to produce effective decentralization under a centennial regime of regional centralization and metropolitan monopoly? Does the region have the capacity conceptual of responding to local demands for greater power, regulation and projection in each territory of the country? And is it feasible to reverse the power relationship between the central power and local governments? These are the questions considered in the seminar debate.

The discussion will last approximately 1 hour 20 minutes and will be moderated by Edilia Jaque Castillo, an academic from the Department of Geography of the Faculty of Architecture, Urbanism and Geography of the University of Concepción.

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Tuesday, September 28, 6:00 p.m.

• Welcome Rector Carlos Saavedra Rubilar
• Dr. Egon Montecinos Montecinos
• Dr. Amaya Álvez Marín
• Dr. Voltaire Alvarado Peterson
• Dr. Daniel Santana Rivas
• Panel of conversation guided by moderator (30 minutes)
• Closing

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