Buenos Aires’s resilience journey
Buenos Aires is the political, economic, and institutional heart of Argentina. However, the city faces growing challenges from social and economic inequality. Buenos Aires’s informal settlements now house over 250,000 residents, while the gap between rich and poor in employment and life expectancy continues to widen.
Changing weather patterns over the last 50 years have resulted in increased heavy rainfall and flooding, which cause significant physical and economic loss. Flooding puts more pressure on Buenos Aires’s urban infrastructure, which can cause power, water, and telephone outages that hamper recovery. The city has acted by developing a new Hydraulic Planning Master Plan, with significant investments in the urban drainage system, while a Hydrometeorological Monitoring Network aims to increase preparedness and reduce emergency response times.
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Ignacio Cámara Aballay
Ignacio Cámara Aballay is a Sociologist by the University of Buenos Aires. He is the Undersecretary for Open Government and Accountability of the Buenos Aires City Government. Part of his role consists of coordinating the City’s Commitments, implementing Buenos Aires’ Open Government Ecosystem, promoting open data and accountability, and localizing the Sustainable Development Goals in the City.
Currently, he is also a Professor of Comparative Public Administration in the Master in Government at the Social Science Faculty of the University of Buenos Aires.
Previously, he was the General Director of City Commitments and Accountability and, before that, the Methodologies and Analyses Manager at the Buenos Aires City Government. Likewise, he has over ten years of experience in leadership and managerial roles in public administration, consultancy, and non-governmental organizations aimed at improving public management.