Since August 2012, the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) and the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH Zurich) have joined forces to help emerging mid-size cities within Latin America and the Caribbean to face their urban challenges. Within the Emerging and Sustainable Cities Initiative (ESCI) the ETH Chair of Architecture and Urban Design of Prof. Alfredo Brilembourg … [Read more...] about Participatory Design for Port of Spain by ETH Zurich
Historically, waste pickers have been perceived as a problem. Some successful experiences show that they can be part of the solution. Should we recycle? No doubt about it. Recycling yields both environmental and economic benefits, as it helps reduce waste and allows industry to reuse recyclable materials, improving the post-consumer effect of its products. … [Read more...] about Waste pickers as service providers: Why not?
Welcome! This is the first post of a blog that will go over questions related to urban mobility. In particular those related to the future of mobility and the actions that cities and nations are taking to improve it. I deliberately chose the word mobility (over transport) to ensure that you are thinking about the actual ability to move within a city instead of just thinking … [Read more...] about Urban Mobility 2080