Español | English Manny Diaz was first elected Miami's mayor in 2001, having never held elective office. He was reelected to a second term in 2005. He was chosen to lead the United States Conference of Mayors as its president beginning in the summer of 2008. Diaz has been recognized with the 2006 Government Award by Hispanic Magazine, the 2004 Urban Innovator of the Year by … [Read more...] about 3 lessons learned from Miami
Español | English Sharon Christie has been a member of the Barbados Chamber of Commerce & Industry (BCCI) since 2010. In 2012, she took up the position of the Chair of the Revitalisation of Bridgetown Initiative (TRBI), a public-private partnership that aims to transform Bridetown into a 24-hour hub of social and commercial activity. There she oversees the Bridgetown Alive … [Read more...] about Emerging Personalities An interview with Sharon Christie
Español | English By 2030, the International Energy Agency projects that Latin America and the Caribbean will experience a 50-54% growth in energy consumption. Such consumption growth has the potential to put extreme stress on cities. In order to meet the energy needs of the region, governments will have to coordinate and invest in policies that support energy efficiency. … [Read more...] about Energy Efficiency: 3 Ways LAC Cities can reach 2030 Goals
Español | English A few months ago I wrote an article for this blog about the importance of designing night-time public policies for cities in Latin America and the Caribbean. Cities can increase their productivity by adopting measures that regulate and diversify the array of social and economic activities that take place during the night. The interest to regulate … [Read more...] about 24-Hour Cities? 5 Reasons to Promote the Night-Time Economy
Español | English Brian Roberts is an Emeritus Professor of urban management at the University of Canberra, Australia and an urban management specialist with the company Planning Education Consulting Services. He has worked as consultant for ADB AusAID, DFID, UNDP, UNCHS, and World Bank and several leading international consultant firms in Asia, Africa and Latin … [Read more...] about Which is the role of cities in the 21st century?