Climate change is no longer an abstract concept but a current challenge in our cities. As we analyzed in the previous article of this series, the rise in average temperatures and intense heatwaves, droughts, wildfires, and floods are some of the extreme weather phenomena that increasingly affect densely populated urban centers. What can cities in Latin America and the … [Read more...] about How can cities mitigate the impacts of climate change?: green and gray infrastructure
Something as ordinary and pleasant as walking on the street on a summer day could become a risky activity in many cities around the world. The reason? Everything suggests that if we don't act quickly, our cities will become too hot to allow it. Consequently, this will negatively impact the productivity of our municipalities, the quality of life of those who reside in them, and … [Read more...] about How will climate change impact cities in Latin America and the Caribbean?
We have just started a new year, and it's time to share the highlights from our blog throughout 2023. Guided by our experts, consultants, and prominent collaborators, last year we addressed multiple topics of interest and current relevance. In this article, we share the top ten, covering everything from how cities can support climate action to issues of urban discrimination, … [Read more...] about The most read in 2023 about housing and urban development
Anyone who lives in a city knows the feeling of looking at the night sky and not seeing any stars. Not because they are not there, but because light pollution in many areas of our cities prevents us from perceiving them clearly. In truth, this may be one of the few disappointing consequences of having a good public lighting system, since the illumination of our cities plays a … [Read more...] about Towards a brighter future: the IDB Group’s commitment to street lighting
Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC) faces one of the greatest threats to its sustainable development: the effects of climate change. The impacts of global warming, such as rising temperatures, loss of biodiversity and extreme weather events (hurricanes, droughts, floods, etc.), are becoming increasingly evident in our region. In order to address them, and to achieve the … [Read more...] about How can Latin American and Caribbean cities foster climate action?