In Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC) social exclusion has a clear gender component. Life expectancy among woman is always lower than that of men in the region, regardless their income and type of neighborhood. A recent study reveals that the life expectancy of women living in the lowest income neighborhoods of Santiago de Chile, Panama City, Mexico City, Belo … [Read more...] about Three Factors Barring Women from Accessing Housing Credit
Every May 1st, International Workers' Day is celebrated around the world. Since its origins in the 19th century, this labor movement has been predominantly urban. Nowadays, cities continue to be the epicenter of the labor demands of workers in Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC). While it is true that economic vulnerability affects all workers in the region, women still lag … [Read more...] about Women taxi drivers: how does urban planning affect their working conditions?
Cities in Latin America and the Caribbean are changing and leading the region’s transformation. If current demographic trends continue, by 2050 more than 86 percent of the region’s population will be living in cities (UN, 2018). Although the region’s 10 largest cities are home to one in four households, fast growing mid-sized cities are increasingly important (Jedwab … [Read more...] about Four Challenges Our Cities Can Overcome
More than a billion people live in informal neighborhoods around the world, also known as slums, barriadas or villas, or favelas in Brazil. These neighborhoods usually lack access to clean water and sanitation systems, and residents live in inadequate and overcrowded housing. In 1995, Favela Bairro (FB) program in Rio de Janeiro Brazil, aimed to connect these informal … [Read more...] about Favela-Bairro Upgrading Program: Assessing results 10 years later