Ideas for decentralising and revolutionising cities in Chile

On 6 October, the Chilean Commission for Decentralisation and Regional Development published a document presenting 70 proposals to the country's president, Michelle Bachelet. This list of proposals was drawn up by 33 authors and covered five key areas: political decentralisation, administrative decentralisation, fiscal and economic decentralisation, strengthening local and regional powers, and public participation and democratic control.

Meanwhile, an international conference was held on 8 October in Las Condes (Chile) organised by LSE Cities, entitled ‘Chile: Urban Revolution’, to discuss how to transform cities in order to reduce the gap between regions and people's quality of life, while fostering economic development and diversification and attracting investment.