Risk Habitat



H. Nuissl, Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research - UFZ; C. Rodriguez Seeger, Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile


  • facilitate the implementation of strategies for sustainable urban development by clarifying the framework conditions set by existing governance structures
  • assess in how far existing governance structures enhance certain risks and impede the attainment of sustainability goals, and to use the findings of Risk Habitat Megacity in order to support the improvement of governance performance
  • generate theoretical insights into how current trends in terms of decentralization, participation, privatization as well as the matter of informality can either obstruct or facilitate the governance of megacities
  • general recommendations on the modification of governance structures in the study region

Involved organizations and scientists

Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile - PUC
C. Rodriguez Seeger, G. Duran

Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research - UFZ
H. Nuissl, C. Schulz, M. Lukas

Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean - ECLAC/CEPAL
J. Samaniego; R. Jordan, M. Urzua

Intendencia of the Metropolitan Region of Santiago