In urban planning, Transit-Oriented Development (TOD) is a type of urban development that maximizes the amount of residential, commercial, and recreational space within walking distance of public transportation. In doing so, TOD promotes the use of public transportation and discourages the use of private automobiles, promoting sustainable urban growth. How to distinguish a … [Read more...] about How to finance a Transit-Oriented Development?
Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC) must get ready to face the serious consequences of climate change. With 81% of its population residing in urban areas, cities are at the forefront line to play a leading role in climate action. Why is this so important? Around 70% of the region's greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions are generated in urban areas and almost 80% of disaster losses … [Read more...] about Towards a Sustainable Future: Climate Action in Latin American and Caribbean Cities
Transit-Oriented Development (TOD) is an urban planning tool aimed at improving the quality of life in Latin American and Caribbean (LAC) cities. Through investments in transportation and the management of urban components, such as land use and occupation, the distribution of public spaces and the promotion of economic activities, any city can put TOD into practice. Why … [Read more...] about Transforming Cities: Transit-Oriented Development in Latin America and the Caribbean
In recent years, a new approach to urban planning has been gaining ground around the world: citizen-led urbanism. This concept is based on the idea that cities should be designed and developed taking into account the needs and aspirations of their inhabitants. Rather than being a process led exclusively by experts and planners, citizen-led urbanism empowers the community to … [Read more...] about Citizen-led Urbanism: Another way to create cities
Cities are the heart of our region. It is from them that progress, development, innovation and the cutting edge radiate throughout Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC). No one is surprised that eight out of every ten people in this vibrant region live in metropolitan areas. But all that glitters is not gold, and many challenges remain to be met. One of the challenges facing … [Read more...] about This is how to get a Transit Oriented Development in the cities of Latin America and the Caribbean