Most cities need financing to carry out their urban development projects and programs. Having adequate financial resources is not always easy. For this reason, from the Housing and Urban Development Division of the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) we thrive to facilitate the access to, and knowledge of, the most innovative financing strategies and instruments to cities of … [Read more...] about Keys for a successful public-private partnership: the case of Washington DC
Financing Green Cities in Latin America and The Caribbean
The world, and Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC) in particular, is already living the devastating physical, ecological and socio-economic consequences of climate change. High concentrations of people and economic activity make cities in our region vulnerable to climate-related shocks, This means that our cities are called to be critical players in the region’s … [Read more...] about Financing Green Cities in Latin America and The Caribbean
How does the IDB Group support the development of women in cities?
In March, the IDB Group celebrates Women's Month and it is a good opportunity to highlight our work to contribute to an inclusive development model that allows us to meet the Sustainable Development Goals (SDG), particularly as they relate to gender equality and inclusive cities. As a result of the IDB's commitment in this matter, the Bank was invited to participate, on March … [Read more...] about How does the IDB Group support the development of women in cities?
Housing as Home: The Less Explored Side of Urban Development
A saying goes: "home is where the heart is.” In all cultures and throughout history, human beings have sought a home of their own, regardless of available resources and hardships. Researchers have found one of the oldest vestiges dating back to the Neolithic period in a Turkish city of 9,000 years old. The evolutionary process has turned us into skilled builders, especially of … [Read more...] about Housing as Home: The Less Explored Side of Urban Development
Beyond the Urban/Rural Territorial Categories
There is consensus in considering Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC) as the second most urbanized region in the world, with around 80% of its population living in cities and the remaining 20% in rural areas. However, what would happen if we were to change, or adapt, the parameters for defining what can be considered urban territory? The dualistic classification (if it is … [Read more...] about Beyond the Urban/Rural Territorial Categories