Everyone who visits Bilbao for the first time, comes to see, even to take a quick picture, one of the most unique buildings in Europe: the Guggenheim Museum. Its avant-garde ship-shaped design recalls what this area of the city once was: the hub of port, mining, and industrial activity in Biscay, one of the most prosperous provinces in northern Spain. If the beginning of the … [Read more...] about Bilbao Ria 2000: urban regeneration through local self-financing strategies
Most cities need financing to carry out their urban development projects and programs. Having adequate financial resources is not always easy. For this reason, from the Housing and Urban Development Division of the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) we thrive to facilitate the access to, and knowledge of, the most innovative financing strategies and instruments to cities of … [Read more...] about Keys for a successful public-private partnership: the case of Washington, D.C.
Barranquilla, also known as the happy city, is one of the main tourist destinations in the region for its joy, music, gastronomy, and culture. However, very soon it will also be known worldwide for a new tourist attraction: the Mallorquín swamp. In this blog post, we explain how the IDB's Housing and Urban Development Division, in line with the climate change mitigation and … [Read more...] about Mallorquín swamp, a natural treasure that will become the jewel of world ecotourism
Once countries lift the health emergency, what will the “new status quo” be like? And how should we prepare for a new normal? Cities must continue to provide their inhabitants with mechanisms that allow their well-being through the improvement of urban spaces. Long before the arrival of COVID-19, the city of Campo Grande, Mato Grosso do Sul in Brazil, was already rethinking new … [Read more...] about Construction works and mobility during the pandemic: the case of Campo Grande
Original article published in Portugues in IDEAÇAO Blog on 09/01/2020 Curitiba's urban planning contributed substantially to the development of the municipality. The city is considered one of the three capitals with the best infrastructure in the country and has high living conditions, which is reflected in the wide coverage of public services and the high level of … [Read more...] about Urban planning: three lessons learned in Curitiba