Published On: Mon, Nov 19th, 2018

Transforming Urban Curaçao

The United Nations Office for Project Services (UNOPS) is assisting the Curacao Ministry of Traffic, Transport and Urban Planning (VVRP) in its objective to improve urban and community sustainability through the implementation of the United Nations New Urban Agenda. To achieve this goal VVRP and UNOPS, in collaboration with the Faculty of Engineering of the University of Curacao (UoC) organize on Friday November 16th an Expert-Based Vision Workshop. The outputs of this one week exercise were presented to the public at the Aula of UoC. Also experts of the International Society of City and Regional Planners (ISOCARP) had their inputs in the results of this Expert-Based Vision Workshop held in Curacao. They target three focus areas in this Caribbean island:

  • Barber, the largest village in the western part of Curacao as a test case for rural development.
  • Montaña, an organically grown urbanized living area in Eastern Willemstad City-region as a test case  for a suburban sub-center development.
  • Inner-city of Willemstad as an recognize World Heritage Site by the UNESCO.

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This editorial is written by Sharnon Isenia, a local urban planner and geographer living in Curacao. The illustrations are part of the presentation of outputs from the Expert-Based Vision Workshop.

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