The future is already here. The effects of global climate change are being felt severely in Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC): for example, forest fires are becoming more frequent, periods of drought are longer, and the duration and intensity of tropical storms have increased. Climate change threatens the future of our planet, but there is still time to adapt to it and … [Read more...] about Three strategies to adapt social housing to the effects of climate change
One of the main challenges for our cities is obtaining sufficient financial resources to adequately provide their public services. Over the last few months we have been sharing several alternatives, such as strengthening fiscal capacity, diversifying funding sources, attracting private sector investment or improving the planning and execution of projects to promote … [Read more...] about Why are real estate funds a good alternative for financing urban renewal projects?
Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC) has more than 17,500 subnational governments that are responsible for approximately 25% of total public administration spending. Among subnational governments (provinces, municipalities, etc.), cities are closest to the citizens, and therefore, they ar responsible to cover their most basic needs. In addition, cities are called to lead the … [Read more...] about How can municipal funds contribute to Latin America and the Caribbean’s development?
Cities in Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC) play a key role in providing services to their inhabitants. They are the administrative level closest to the needs of citizens, offering crucial services such as electricity, water, transportation, waste management and public infrastructure. In some countries in the region, they also manage education, health and security. In … [Read more...] about The role of municipal funds for sustainable urban development
A climatic approach for economic and social development The Colonial City is the oldest urban nucleus of Santo Domingo, capital of the Dominican Republic. It was the first permanent European settlement on the continent, serving as an urban model to be replicated in other colonial cities in America. On December 8, 1990, the Colonial City of Santo Domingo (CCSD) was declared a … [Read more...] about IDB´s role revitalizing heritage housing in the Colonial City of Santo Domingo