To design territorial public policies that effectively address the real problems of municipalities in Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC), it is necessary to understand and recognize the different territorial gradients that exist, as well as the dynamics that transcend political-administrative boundaries. In a previous article published a few months ago, we discussed the … [Read more...] about Functional areas: the importance of the intermediate spatial planning scale
80% of the citizens of Latin America and the Caribbean receive services through the municipal governments, so it is essential to improve the attention capacity of local governments. How to strengthen the governance capacity of institutions, supporting citizen participation and metropolitan coordination? Learn more by reading our blog and downloading this publication.
There are many ways to preserve heritage neighborhoods or ecological spaces in Latin American and Caribbean (LAC) cities. Nevertheless, when the owners of the buildings or plots can get an additional benefit for it, it means that the conservation tool we are using is the transfer of development rights (TDR).In today's article we invite you to learn how TDR works and why it is a … [Read more...] about What are the benefits of Transfer of Development Rights?
There is consensus in considering Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC) as the second most urbanized region in the world, with around 80% of its population living in cities and the remaining 20% in rural areas. However, what would happen if we were to change, or adapt, the parameters for defining what can be considered urban territory? The dualistic classification (if it is … [Read more...] about Beyond the Urban/Rural Territorial Categories
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
It is essential to address the problem of informal settlements in our cities. Issues such as the effects of climate change, migrations, health crises, the exorbitant transformations of the territory and the change in socio-urban dynamics makes it more necessary than ever to take action to address urban informality. During the last weeks we have addressed the situation of … [Read more...] about Urban Resilience in Informal Settlements in Paraguay: a sum of long-term efforts