English | Español “We’re the level of government closest to the majority of the world’s people. While nations talk, but too often drag their heels—cities act.” – Mayor Michael Bloomberg Just like in Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC), cities in Europe are central for economic growth and innovation, particularly in Germany. The German Federal Government has placed a … [Read more...] about What can Latin America learn from German Cities?
English| Spanish *This blog originally appeared on the IDB's Viva Sustainability blog on Monday, May 2, 2016 At the IDB we set ourselves the complex task of not only achieving a common agreement on what sustainable infrastructure entails, but making it a top development priority in Latin America and the Caribbean. The IDB’s Sustainable Infrastructure Strategy states that … [Read more...] about Sustainable Infrastructure: What’s next?
English | Español Many cities have found music to be a way to fulfill some of their socio-economic objectives, on top of those that are specifically cultural. For example, Austin (Texas, USA) or Adelaide (Australia) have been declared musical cities and have developed innovative and creative strategies to take advantage of the opportunities that the music industry has to … [Read more...] about Music Cities: Why music is a tool for urban development
English | Español The city of Nassau is the capital and the largest city of The Bahamas. Over the past three decades, the country’s population rose by 81%, and it is precisely New Providence Island—home to the city of Nassau—the area that has experienced the largest population influx. The Greater Nassau Area offers a rich history, culture, and natural environment for the … [Read more...] about 5 steps towards a more sustainable Nassau
English | Español The scenario repeats itself every day and in every city of the world: aging people, whose legs don’t work like they used to, gingerly climb onto city buses and before they can find an available seat, the vehicles lurch forward, leaving the older folks staggering. That’s one of the main reasons people don’t stay engaged in society as they get older. So, how … [Read more...] about Age-friendly cities: How urban planning can keep older people active