In cities throughout Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC), public transport serves an essential role, connecting people with employment, commerce, leisure, and each other. However, public transport networks in LAC cities, both formal and informal, can lack detailed information about routes and schedules, leaving users to rely on word of mouth to know what routes can take them … [Read more...] about DATUM: facilitating community collection and public use of urban mobility data in the Americas
In Santiago de los Caballeros, Rio Yaque Is Central to a Shared Vision for the Future
Tucked between the Cordillera Septentrional and Cordillera Central mountain ranges, Santiago de los Caballeros is home to the second-largest urban population in the Dominican Republic and serves as a booming agriculture and industrial trade center. Despite industrial growth, Santiago maintains its presence as an arts and culture capital of the country and retains its colonial … [Read more...] about In Santiago de los Caballeros, Rio Yaque Is Central to a Shared Vision for the Future
Can Pokémon Go foster urban economic development?
Español | English Many of us are Millennial but not geeks. In fact, we never liked videogames. However, Pokémon Go is admirable because of the way it impacts on human behavior and mobility patterns. Considering it a solution to sedentary lifestyle, it would be possible to conjecture an important opportunity for economic development. Since it defines the route of its players, … [Read more...] about Can Pokémon Go foster urban economic development?