In Latin America and the Caribbean there are few consensus issues as clear as the need to produce more and better housing for low-income families. This consensus engages governments right and left, and moves both national and local governments, as well as private business and NGOs. We have around 500 million people in the region living in cities under an accelerated, defective … [Read more...] about More and better social housing increases inclusion in Latin American and Caribbean cities
We often talk about the importance of ensuring that urban development is participatory or that it responds to the needs of the community, but it is easy to forget about the diversity of people living in that community. In particular, the absence of women working as urban planners, architects, and engineers has led to the development of cities that are built by men and for men. … [Read more...] about How to build a safe and inclusive neighbourhood for (and by) women?
Are you an urban practitioner, architect, or urban planner working in a local municipality or government in Latin America and the Caribbean (from an IDB member country) who works in the field of urban development and/or sustainable architecture? The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB), the City of Vienna and the Austrian Federal Ministry of Finance invite you to apply for a … [Read more...] about Vienna Calling: A residency on innovations in urban development
The rapid urbanization process observed in Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC), during the last decades has posed multiple challenges to the region and caused great contrasts in the quality of life within cities. Today, more than 80% of LAC’s population lives in cities, and approximately 27% of the urban population still lives in informal settlements without proper access to … [Read more...] about Shaping Smart Cities in Latin America and the Caribbean
The process of urbanization in Latin America—the most urbanized region on the planet—has had both positive and negative effects. On one hand, the effects of agglomeration in cities such as the concentration of employment opportunities, the diversification of human capital, and massive investment in infrastructure and public services have improved the quality of life of urban … [Read more...] about Inclusive Cities: 4 examples of urban productivity through gender equality