Español | English 21 years ago, Mar del Plata had 5000 motorcycles and 100 thousand cars. Today, the number of motorcycles and cars has doubled and tripled respectively, creating a new challenge for the city: giving back its public spaces to pedestrians and non-motorized transport. With this goal in mind, the city embarked in a project to transform Calle Güemes—one of the … [Read more...] about Mar del Plata, Argentina: A city for people
Español |Português Há momentos em que tudo que você precisa é de um empurrãozinho. Hoje em dia, ninguém em sã consciência condenaria ou evitaria reciclar seu lixo. Ainda assim, esta não é uma prática comum, ao menos não na América Latina e Caribe. De acordo com pesquisa realizada no Brasil, embora 98% das pessoas considerem a reciclagem como uma atividade importante ou … [Read more...] about Limpinho 3R: Quando seu lixo te deixa mais bonito
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?