This article seeks to accomplish an initial approach on the issue of education of urban management in South America. Methodologically, the research favored a qualitative perspective, through literature review and interviews. The main findings of this study show a marked concern to generate clues about how to improve the teaching of urban management. In this sense, there is an emergence of guidelines on urban management claiming the ability to create social subjects, i.e., the everyday agency. Other prospects connect it with more epistemological statutes, such as its inter- and transdisciplinary nature. These guidelines, which were developed to translate the management of cities in recent decades, undoubtedly contribute to the teaching of urban management and, at the same time, pose a central challenge: To find a suitable inter-relationship between "knowledge expertise" and "pedagogical knowledge".
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Geography, Planning and Development
- Urban Studies