Español | Inglés Port of Spain has a big flooding problem. During the rainy season, there are great property damages, traffic disruptions and an increase of crime and violence in the city, all of which jeopardize local economic development. Check out what Port of Spain is doing along with the Emerging and Sustainable Cities Initiative (ESCI) to prevent and mitigate flooding … [Read more...] about How to mitigate urban flooding? The case of Port of Spain
English | Español Recently, we attended an EcoDistricts Summit here in Washington, D.C., EcoDistrict is a nonprofit based in Portland, Oregon, with a rising number of branches around the country, and it is dedicated to spurring the creation of just, sustainable and resilient cities and neighborhoods for all. The Summit brought together over 500 academics and practitioners from … [Read more...] about How to measure urban sustainability—one neighborhood at a time
Español | English August 19, 2014 was not only important for those who celebrated their birthday. It also marked a milestone for the planet, or rather a sad day. It marks the date when humanity had already consumed the entire planet’s natural annual budget or in other technical words, when humanity’s ecological footprint exceeds the ability of the Earth to replenish those … [Read more...] about Lunar Energy: A romantic way to offset the Earth Overshoot Day?
Español | English One of our goals at the Emerging and Sustainable Cities Initiative is to help emerging cities in Latin America and the Caribbean maintain a relatively small carbon footprint despite the considerable growth they will experience in the decades to come. As it is difficult to manage what you don’t measure, we provide our partner cities with greenhouse gas … [Read more...] about Figuring out Tegucigalpa’s carbon footprint
Español | English Paul Romer, an economist and policy entrepreneur, is University Professor at New York University (NYU) and founding director of the NYU Stern Urbanization Project, where he also leads the Charter Cities initiative. The Urbanization Project conducts applied research on the many ways in which policymakers in the developing world can use the rapid growth of … [Read more...] about Sustainable cities: An Interview with Paul Romer from NYU