Walking is one of the most recommended physical activities by doctors, especially for those who do not engage in much exercise. However, doing so in the summer on the streets of cities, especially in their central areas, can be a dangerous task for certain groups. Who hasn't suddenly felt the effects of a heatstroke? The heat in cities is not only present in their central … [Read more...] about How to identify heat islands in cities? Discover URSA, the new intelligent software from the IDB
A smart city puts people at the center of development, incorporates information and communication technologies into urban management and uses these elements as tools to stimulate the design of a government that includes collaborative planning and citizen participation. By promoting integrated and sustainable development, smart cities become more innovative, competitive, attractive and resilient, thus improving lives. Learn more by reading our blog and downloading this publication.
When we talk about artificial intelligence, we often think of it as a revolutionary and novel concept that has just arrived in our lives. However, this term was first used almost seventy years ago, in 1955 to be more precise, by John McCarthy in a workshop at Dartmouth University in the United States. Nevertheless, it is in the last decade that we have witnessed a true … [Read more...] about Monitoring the city with drones: Artificial Intelligence in environmental management
Albert Einstein said: “the true sign of intelligence is not knowledge but imagination.” As artificial intelligence (AI) rapidly advances, it holds significant potential to revolutionize the housing and urban development (HUD) sector in Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC). However, an important question arises: Are we intelligent enough to take full advantage of the … [Read more...] about The Promise and Risks of Artificial Intelligence in Latin America and the Caribbean’s Urban Development
In Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC), smart city projects are still in an initial stage and take the form of somewhat isolated initiatives. Although at first glance this may seem a problem, it is an opportunity, as it allows us to learn from the successes, and also from the mistakes, of other regions where these types of projects are more advanced. One of the countries … [Read more...] about How can my city become a smart city?
Knowledge sharing and collaborative activities are powerful tools for addressing shared challenges. Today's challenges are too complex for organizations to tackle alone. That is why, over the years, the IDB has engaged in collaborations with the public and private sector to work toward a clear goal: improving lives in Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC). These types of … [Read more...] about KIUDA: Korea-IDB collaborative knowledge exchange to improve lives in Latin America