English | Español “We’re the level of government closest to the majority of the world’s people. While nations talk, but too often drag their heels—cities act.” – Mayor Michael Bloomberg Just like in Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC), cities in Europe are central for economic growth and innovation, particularly in Germany. The German Federal Government has placed a … [Read more...] about What can Latin America learn from German Cities?
English| Spanish *This blog originally appeared on the IDB's Viva Sustainability blog on Monday, May 2, 2016 At the IDB we set ourselves the complex task of not only achieving a common agreement on what sustainable infrastructure entails, but making it a top development priority in Latin America and the Caribbean. The IDB’s Sustainable Infrastructure Strategy states that … [Read more...] about Sustainable Infrastructure: What’s next?
English | Español Many cities have found music to be a way to fulfill some of their socio-economic objectives, on top of those that are specifically cultural. For example, Austin (Texas, USA) or Adelaide (Australia) have been declared musical cities and have developed innovative and creative strategies to take advantage of the opportunities that the music industry has to … [Read more...] about Music Cities: Why music is a tool for urban development
English | Español The city of Nassau is the capital and the largest city of The Bahamas. Over the past three decades, the country’s population rose by 81%, and it is precisely New Providence Island—home to the city of Nassau—the area that has experienced the largest population influx. The Greater Nassau Area offers a rich history, culture, and natural environment for the … [Read more...] about 5 steps towards a more sustainable Nassau
Español | English A few weeks ago, we were invited to present ESCI’s Urban Design Lab methodology at the Expert Group Meeting in Barcelona organized by UN-HABITAT. The purpose of the meeting was to exchange our knowledge and experience with Urban Labs, and to explore the possibility of creating a toolbox for participatory planning. UN-HABITAT is currently seeking to create … [Read more...] about Urban Labs: A tool for integrated and participatory urban planning