Panel Paper: Comparing Sustainable Mobility Policy: Carmel (Indiana), New York City, Merida (Mexico) and Medellin (Colombia)

Thursday, July 19, 2018
Building 3, Room 206 (ITAM)

*Names in bold indicate Presenter

Tomas Lopez-Pumarejo, City University of New York, Brooklyn College

This case study is about redevelopment policy in two U.S. and two Latin American cities: Medellin (Colombia), Merida (Yucatan, Mexico) New York City and Indianapolis. Its emphasis is on mobility and sustainability and its focus is the City of Carmel, at the Indianapolis metropolitan area which, after years of consistently ranking high on livability in several publications, was declared the U.S. most livable city in 2017. The case study purpose is to discern key factors in the regulatory, political and economic environments of these cities that either hinder or make viable their sustainable mobility policies.

The backbone of this analysis is a 2014 Indiana University Public Policy Institute (IUPPI) case study: Marron and Klacik, Carmel Central City Core Redevelopment: An Interim Evaluation of Process and Outcomes. It broadly documents the issues through which redevelopment was pursued and achieved from 1995 to 2014. The study hereby proposed will analyze the IUPPI’s report’s “lessons learned” section in view of the progress that Carmel’s redevelopment achieved in the four years following the 2014 publication of the IUPPI case study.