Migrating to cities does not always bring greater opportunities, at least not for indigenous women. Their transfer from rural to urban areas marks in them a triple condition of vulnerability: being women, being indigenous and being migrants. Racial discrimination, unequal access to decent work or basic public services, as well as residence in informal settlements vulnerable to … [Read more...] about Urban indigenous women: The challenge of creating fairer cities with cultural identity
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.
It seems clear that the Covid-19 pandemic has created great challenges in the life and governance of our cities. However, these challenges are not the same for all the inhabitants of Latin America and the Caribbean. The pandemic has hit the most vulnerable in particular. A part of the population of our cities, which sometimes tends to be unnoticed, are migrants. Migrants … [Read more...] about How can Artificial Intelligence give a voice to vulnerable populations?
Having a disability (either congenital or acquired), being elderly (with reduced mobility or degeneration of the cognitive abilities) or being a child in a city in Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC) is not an easy task because most public spaces and services are neither accessible nor inclusive. In LAC, about 80 million people have some type of disability (more than the … [Read more...] about How to Plan Accessible Cities?
To commemorate today´s International LGBTQ+ Pride Day, in this blog we will address why inclusion, respect, and education are key elements to build cities but also, a more inclusive society in Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC). Discrimination against the LGBTQ+ people in accessing public space Urban spaces reflect social relations, but also, they can reproduce systems … [Read more...] about Cities with Pride: Inclusive Urban Planning with LGBTQ + People
Every May 1st, International Workers' Day is celebrated around the world. Since its origins in the 19th century, this labor movement has been predominantly urban. Nowadays, cities continue to be the epicenter of the labor demands of workers in Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC). While it is true that economic vulnerability affects all workers in the region, women still lag … [Read more...] about Women taxi drivers: how does urban planning affect their working conditions?