Anyone who lives in a city knows the feeling of looking at the night sky and not seeing any stars. Not because they are not there, but because light pollution in many areas of our cities prevents us from perceiving them clearly. In truth, this may be one of the few disappointing consequences of having a good public lighting system, since the illumination of our cities plays a … [Read more...] about Towards a brighter future: the IDB Group’s commitment to street lighting
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.
Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC) has been making progress in the development of the thematic bond market. This should not be a surprise, since green and social bonds, in addition to being a financial debt instrument that contributes to sustainable and inclusive development in the region, provide an excellent opportunity for investors to mobilize resources for initiatives … [Read more...] about Green and Social Bonds in Colombia: five questions and answers
One of the main challenges for our cities is obtaining sufficient financial resources to adequately provide their public services. Over the last few months we have been sharing several alternatives, such as strengthening fiscal capacity, diversifying funding sources, attracting private sector investment or improving the planning and execution of projects to promote … [Read more...] about Why are real estate funds a good alternative for financing urban renewal projects?
Markets have been, since their creation, the epicenter of city life. They are places where goods are exchanged, where people meet, but above all, they are the places that make food security possible in our cities. Markets, as we know them today, date back to the 19th century. They are the result of the predominant urban planning ideas of that period, which advocated … [Read more...] about Urban Food Security: where should wholesale markets be located?
First steps for the implementation of land management instruments in Peru The sustainable development of cities in Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC) has a base on Transit-Oriented Development (TOD). Still don't know what TOD is? Don't worry, in this blog we explain the concept, and show you how in Peru, with the support of the IDB, the first steps are being taken to … [Read more...] about Proposals for Implementing Transit-Oriented Development in Lima