The Sustainable Development Goals have found in the culture one good ally for the implementation of the local agendas in cities. This association might not come across as an obvious one. In 2018 the World Culture Forum emphasized that the world as we know it is facing deep changing processes, the concerns we faced decades ago are changing rapidly. Therefore, we should create … [Read more...] about Culture and urban revitalization as partners
There are more than 80 historical and cultural UNESCO sites in cities in Latin America and the Caribbean, but only half of them have management plans to preserve their value. From the IDB, we work to improve urban habitat and prevent its degradation, revaluing the historical heritage of cities and preventing adverse environmental impacts. Learn more by reading our blog.
How to revitalize a heritage district crossed by an urban highway? In the City of Buenos Aires, San Telmo is distinguished by its heritage, cultural and historical value, but also by being crossed by an urban highway. In the IDB CitiesLab university contest, we are looking for an integral, programmatic and sustainable urban-social project from a participatory, patrimonial and … [Read more...] about IDB CitiesLab: revitalizing the historic neighborhood of San Telmo, Buenos Aires
Preserving Paramaribo’s historical center– A challenge the Notre Dame fire just reminded us of. Since the 17thcentury, the white wooden heritage buildings have come to define Suriname’s capital city, Paramaribo. Its historic center, like others around the world, has lost population, suffered from fire outbreaksand experienced physical decay. Over the last couple of years, … [Read more...] about Preserving Paramaribo’s historical center
In most cities, there is a strong tension between the preservation of cultural heritage – in its multiple forms – and the pressure to renovate neglected city areas for the sake of economic development, especially for tourism. Nowadays, these tensions often appear as dichotomies, where the past confronts the future and history is in opposition to modernity. This is how the “odd … [Read more...] about An Odd Couple: Cultural Heritage and Urban Sustainability