In the countries of Latin America and the Caribbean, national governments are overwhelmed by the quantitative and qualitative housing deficits. In most countries it would take at least 50 years of sustained investments to just ease the quantitative deficit. The solution seems like a gigantic task. This situation requires a more active role of the municipalities in the provision … [Read more...] about Municipalities and social housing: urban financing tools to alleviate the deficit
Being the main engine of economic and social development in the region, the cities of Latin America and the Caribbean are becoming increasingly metropolitan areas that concentrate population, services and infrastructure, and therefore multiple challenges such as climate and social. How to strengthen the economies and finances of cities? Learn more by reading our blog and downloading this publication.
In a roundtable on the most pressing challenges for our cities, a colleague challenged us with the following question: “Do you believe that cities can buy their sustainability?” Between stunned looks and expressions of disbelief, we could not reach a conclusion. The truth is that, as Latin America is one of the most urbanized regions of the world, every decision taken by a … [Read more...] about Smarter and More Sustainable Cities in Latin America? We Must Learn to Buy Better
How urban recovery guided by a successful planning process can turn a damaged area of a port into a catalyst for urban renewal and sustainable development? The case of Western Harbor in the city of Malmö, the third largest in Sweden, is a proof of how to deal with this type of urban development challenge. Taking into account the importance of multisectoral work and … [Read more...] about Urban recovery and planning: the case of Western Harbor, Malmö
Currently, urban planning in Latin America and the Caribbean offers a perspective of fragmented cities in their expressions and tendencies. The conception of city in the region has evolved from a notion of unity to a perception of fragmentation, of contrasts and unequal realities, with divided spheres instead of integrated urban systems that in some cases have settlement … [Read more...] about Integrated urban development: Copenhagen and its Nordhavn case
Tucked between the Cordillera Septentrional and Cordillera Central mountain ranges, Santiago de los Caballeros is home to the second-largest urban population in the Dominican Republic and serves as a booming agriculture and industrial trade center. Despite industrial growth, Santiago maintains its presence as an arts and culture capital of the country and retains its colonial … [Read more...] about In Santiago de los Caballeros, Rio Yaque Is Central to a Shared Vision for the Future