In Latin America and the Caribbean there are few consensus issues as clear as the need to produce more and better housing for low-income families. This consensus engages governments right and left, and moves both national and local governments, as well as private business and NGOs. We have around 500 million people in the region living in cities under an accelerated, defective … [Read more...] about More and better social housing increases inclusion in Latin American and Caribbean cities
Emma Grün is a consultant on urban development and urban management issues for the IDB’s Housing and Urban Development Division in Nicaragua and Costa Rica. She joined the Bank in early 2014 as a consultant on urban planning and design for the Sustainable Emerging Cities Initiative (ICES). Since 2014 she has also taught Urban Planning, Urban Design and Analysis courses and has been a thesis tutor at the Central American University (UCA) of Nicaragua. In the past, she worked as Project Director and Urban Design Specialist at the North American company Martin & Vargas Design, and throughout her 12 years of experience, she has worked as an independent consultant in Nicaragua coordinating consultancies and research projects, as well as giving talks workshops and training on principles of Territorial Regulation and creation of urban instruments. Emma has a degree in Architecture and graduated with honors (2013) from the master’s in Architecture, Construction Sciences and Urbanism of the Technological University of Delft (TU Delft, Holland), has a specialization in Public Policies and Rights to the City (2019) of the Open University of Catalonia (UOC). In addition, he has completed several postgraduate courses at MIT, UNAM, CIRA-UNAN, UCA and UAM.