As Yuval Noah Harari describes in his book “Sapiens, A Brief History of Humankind”: human society had evolved for thousands of years in small communities that were characterized by strong relationships between individuals and mutual support systems. We are more likely to be part of a community than to be isolated from one. The experiences learned from the SARS-CoV-2 … [Read more...] about Strengthening local communities in cities through innovative models
The global economy is being urbanized, and Latin America and the Caribbean is not the exception, where 80% of the population lives in cities. Moreover, it is the region of the world with the highest proportion of inhabitants in megacities per country. It is estimated that by 2030 more than 100 million people will live in only six metropolises. How to improve the quality of life in the cities of the region? Learn more by reading our blog and downloading this publication.
Of all the projections about the new normal in the aftermath of Covid-19, perhaps the one gaining greatest consensus concerns the need to design cities on a human scale. To help recover from this pandemic, cities around the world are changing. How they conceive of public space and public safety, mobility and livability is being reconstructed. And how they stay competitive at … [Read more...] about Redesigning cities on a human scale in the post-pandemic new normal
Once countries lift the health emergency, what will the “new status quo” be like? And how should we prepare for a new normal? Cities must continue to provide their inhabitants with mechanisms that allow their well-being through the improvement of urban spaces. Long before the arrival of COVID-19, the city of Campo Grande, Mato Grosso do Sul in Brazil, was already rethinking new … [Read more...] about Construction works and mobility during the pandemic: the case of Campo Grande
Environmental health addresses the risks for human health related to the inhabited space, including interactions with air, water, soil, food, and local ecosystems. Poor environmental quality can create health issues by itself or contribute to diseases of different origin. Globally, environmental conditions cause 12,6 million death a year. Additionally, there is robust evidence … [Read more...] about Urban management and environmental health
COVID-19 has been advancing rapidly and disrupting our daily lives. The virus has demanded to use our creativity to convert spaces and host temporarily new emergency uses. As many of us stay home adapting our own house as office, school, nursery and/or nursing, key stakeholders in our cities are working to contain the pandemic and converting even iconic sites, adapting them in … [Read more...] about Adaptive reuse: historic practices during a crisis