City Planning with the Doughnut in Cali, Colombia

The City of Cali in Colombia has downscaled the Doughnut as a local planning tool, with a set of related indicators, for their own city visioning and planning.

In May 2020, the newly elected government of the City of Cali, Colombia, adopted the Doughnut as a planning tool for its four-year developmental plan.

They created their own downscaled version, along with a set of locally determined social and ecological indicators.

Cali, in the west of Colombia, is home to over 2 million people and growing fast, with wide inequalities and many unmet social needs. At the same time the rich nature reserves surrounding the city are at growing risk of degradation.

In this 23 minute presentation, Roy Alejandro Bareras from Cali's Planning Department, introduces the downscaled Doughnut, along with some of the major challenges that the city faces, and the city's plans to tackle them, all through the lens of Cali's City Doughnut.

This presentation was part of the Humanity Rising webinar series run by Ubiquity University


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    Madeline Paul

    Boulder, Colorado, United States of America

    Doughnut Economics is attainable for our future and I want to be a part of the movement!

    Duncan Crowley

    Lisbon, Área Metropolitana de Lisboa, Portugal

    Seeing how to learn with and help support communities make real change to a degrowth future, with lots of ADVENTURES

    3 comments
    Ana Paula Santos almost 3 years ago

    Muito inspiradora! Gostaria de saber mais sobre o Projeto e o seu andamento na cidade de Cali. Como meu projeto de pesquisa envolve iniciativas Donut, a história me ajudaria no trabalho. Poderíamos conversar mais Roy Alejandro Bareras? Obrigada

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    Miguel Quiñones over 3 years ago

    The Cali development plan which not only includes the Doughnut approach but also the City Resiliency Index was comprehensive and filled with great ideas.

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    Lola Perrin over 3 years ago

    Thank you for this inspiring story - Roy's 23 minute presentation starts at 1 hour 6 minutes

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