Our planet will be home to more than 6.7 billion people by 2050. The main population growth will take place in cities, accounting for 75% of the total population. We can therefore conclude that our future will be eminently urban. In Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC) things are very similar. Did you know that 90% of Latin Americans and Caribbeans will reside in urban … [Read more...] about Improving neighborhoods in Paraguay through social engagement strategies
. The construction of sustainable housing, capable of adapting to the effects of climate change, is not an option, but a need. However, the production of this type of housing requires a firm, forceful and joint commitment, both from the public and private sectors.In today's blog, which is part of a series on the situation of the housing sector in Latin America and the … [Read more...] about How to stimulate the construction of sustainable housing?
It is essential to address the problem of informal settlements in our cities. Issues such as the effects of climate change, migrations, health crises, the exorbitant transformations of the territory and the change in socio-urban dynamics makes it more necessary than ever to take action to address urban informality. During the last weeks we have addressed the situation of … [Read more...] about Urban Resilience in Informal Settlements in Paraguay: a sum of long-term efforts
Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC) is the most unequal region in the world. The crisis unleashed by COVID-19 has only deepened inequalities even further, including housing inequalities. According to recent data, 1 in 4 urban dwellers in LAC lives in an informal settlement. To try to tackle this problem, the IDB Office in Paraguay, with the support of the MUVH and the … [Read more...] about Collaborative strategies to tackle urban informality in Latin America and the Caribbean
Despite cities are the main driver of growth, prosperity and innovation worldwide, inequalities still arise in them in various ways. One of them is the lack of access to basic services such as housing. Unfortunately, our region is no stranger to this phenomenon. According to recent data, 1 in 4 urban inhabitants in Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC) lives in an informal … [Read more...] about Opportunities to close urban inequality gaps in Paraguay