Despite cities are the main driver of growth, prosperity and innovation worldwide, inequalities still arise in them in various ways. One of them is the lack of access to basic services such as housing. Unfortunately, our region is no stranger to this phenomenon. According to recent data, 1 in 4 urban inhabitants in Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC) lives in an informal … [Read more...] about Opportunities to close urban inequality gaps in Paraguay
Between 1950 and 2014, Latin America and the Caribbean urbanized at an unprecedented rate, increasing its urban population from 50 to 80 percent (as a percentage of the total); a figure that is expected to reach 86 percent by 2050. On the other hand, Latin American cities are extremely vulnerable to extreme weather events, droughts and floods: three-quarters of Latin Americans live in low-lying coastal areas. How to promote sustainable urban development? Learn more by reading our blog and downloading this publication.
his Sunday, we join the global celebration of World Cities Day, highlighting the promotion of sustainable urbanization and international cooperation in tackling shared urban challenges. As we mark this anniversary alongside the United Nations Conference on Climate Change in 2021, we dedicate this blog to addressing the key urban threats faced by our region, with a particular … [Read more...] about World Cities Day: challenges and strategies for a sustainable and resilient urbanism
The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) are a milestone in human history: a global compact to create a future that leaves no one behind. The 17 SDGs were adopted by the 193 UN member countries at the UN General Assembly almost six years ago, on September 25, 2015. As COVID pandemic had created new challenges in Latin American and Caribbean (LAC) region, we need … [Read more...] about An Urban Perspective on Gender and Diversity for the 2030 Agenda
Having a disability (either congenital or acquired), being elderly (with reduced mobility or degeneration of the cognitive abilities) or being a child in a city in Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC) is not an easy task because most public spaces and services are neither accessible nor inclusive. In LAC, about 80 million people have some type of disability (more than the … [Read more...] about How to Plan Accessible Cities?
On the World Day to Combat Desertification and Drought, we want to get close to the metropolitan area of Lima and Callao. Here, the competent authorities are acting to tackle the shortage of water that affects to a large part of its population. This problem, although it is being worsen by the effects of climate change, has its origin in past poor water and urban … [Read more...] about How to improve urban planning and water governance by strengthening water management in cities?