Gender gaps in the Brazilian housing sector: 60% of the deficit lays amongst women-headed households Women represent over 52% of total population in Brazil. Between 2001 and 2015, the number of female-headed households increased by 105%, while male-headed households increased by just 13%, and the number of single-parent female-headed households grew by 28.3%, from 9 million … [Read more...] about Women in the Brazilian housing finance market
Among the challenges facing the sustainable development of our region, the issue of housing is, without any doubt, one of the most important, urgent, and complex. Housing is essential in our lives: can you really think about access to education or health when you have nowhere to live? In today's blog we go to Brazil, a country with a deficit of 5.8 million homes and more … [Read more...] about How to improve access to housing for the low-income population?
To commemorate today´s International LGBTQ+ Pride Day, in this blog we will address why inclusion, respect, and education are key elements to build cities but also, a more inclusive society in Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC). Discrimination against the LGBTQ+ people in accessing public space Urban spaces reflect social relations, but also, they can reproduce systems … [Read more...] about Cities with Pride: Inclusive Urban Planning with LGBTQ + People
Like the rest of the world, us team of the João Pessoa Sustentável Program were not ready to face the pandemic caused by the new Coronavirus. In March 2020, we were celebrating a bit more than a year since the launch of our association between the Municipality of João Pessoa and the Bank. We were organizing activities in various components of the program, to promote urban … [Read more...] about Crisis management: fighting hunger through the use of technology. João Pessoa’s challenges.
When we think of projects involving housing for low-income people, the examples which appear in our minds are in general characterized by massive buildings, with uniformity and poor architecture aesthetics, without landscaping and with unwell thought-out maintenance. Beyond that, often, housing solutions are developed in regions distant from networks of employment, transport, … [Read more...] about The challenge of innovating in social housing initiatives and community urbanization: the proposals of João Pessoa, Brazil