Every day, many people find it difficult to move around their city, use public transportation, enter a building and even move independently in their own homes. Do you know why? Because the majority of public and private spaces are not accessible for people with disabilities. Building a housing stock that adapts to the needs of people with disabilities not only … [Read more...] about How to design a house considering the needs of people with disabilities?
Access to adequate housing is one of the universal human rights. Having access to quality housing improves the health, educational performance and family coexistence of citizens. At the IDB, we believe that all citizens must have access to decent housing, which is why we promote and work to expand access to public and private financing for services and access to housing for the most needy. How to promote more and better housing policies in Latin America and the Caribbean? Learn more by reading our blog and downloading this publication.
The future is already here. The effects of global climate change are being felt severely in Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC): for example, forest fires are becoming more frequent, periods of drought are longer, and the duration and intensity of tropical storms have increased. Climate change threatens the future of our planet, but there is still time to adapt to it and … [Read more...] about Three strategies to adapt social housing to the effects of climate change
Our planet will be home to more than 6.7 billion people by 2050. The main population growth will take place in cities, accounting for 75% of the total population. We can therefore conclude that our future will be eminently urban. In Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC) things are very similar. Did you know that 90% of Latin Americans and Caribbeans will reside in urban … [Read more...] about Improving neighborhoods in Paraguay through social engagement strategies
Ciudades Sostenibles just celebrated its 10th anniversary this year. Since May 2012, more than 800 blog posts have informed our loyal readers every week about the challenges, opportunities, trends and urban projects with the greatest impact on urban development in Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC). From the IDB's Housing and Urban Development Division, we would like to … [Read more...] about Ten blog posts to celebrate ten years of Ciudades Sostenibles
Income level is one of the most important factors determining the quality of housing. However, studies show that, even at the same income level, female-headed households, or those composed of diverse populations, are more likely to be inadequately housed. The causes behind this overrepresentation are complex and multiple. For example, women suffer disadvantages in the labor … [Read more...] about Why do we need a gender and diversity approach to address the housing deficit?