Cities play a leading role in climate action. In a recent article, we explained how municipalities in Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC) can contribute to achieving the goals set in the Country Agreement and the Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs) of their countries. Cities are responsible for around 70% of the region's greenhouse gas emissions and bear almost 80% of … [Read more...] about At the forefront of COP28: climate action in the cities of Latin America and the Caribbean
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On the occasion of World Cities Day, celebrated on October 31st, we want to shed light on a relatively lesser-known and explored facet of urban life in the region: Amazonian cities. While the Amazon is renowned as the world's largest rainforest, it's often overlooked that it's also home to a highly urbanized population. The majority of its people reside in towns, settlements, … [Read more...] about 2023 World Cities Day: the Amazonian Cities Forum and its role in the sustainable development of the region
In urban planning, Transit-Oriented Development (TOD) is a type of urban development that maximizes the amount of residential, commercial, and recreational space within walking distance of public transportation. In doing so, TOD promotes the use of public transportation and discourages the use of private automobiles, promoting sustainable urban growth. How to distinguish a … [Read more...] about How to finance a Transit-Oriented Development?
Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC) must get ready to face the serious consequences of climate change. With 81% of its population residing in urban areas, cities are at the forefront line to play a leading role in climate action. Why is this so important? Around 70% of the region's greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions are generated in urban areas and almost 80% of disaster losses … [Read more...] about Towards a Sustainable Future: Climate Action in Latin American and Caribbean Cities
Transit-Oriented Development (TOD) is an urban planning tool aimed at improving the quality of life in Latin American and Caribbean (LAC) cities. Through investments in transportation and the management of urban components, such as land use and occupation, the distribution of public spaces and the promotion of economic activities, any city can put TOD into practice. Why … [Read more...] about Transforming Cities: Transit-Oriented Development in Latin America and the Caribbean