In recent years, a new approach to urban planning has been gaining ground around the world: citizen-led urbanism. This concept is based on the idea that cities should be designed and developed taking into account the needs and aspirations of their inhabitants. Rather than being a process led exclusively by experts and planners, citizen-led urbanism empowers the community to … [Read more...] about Citizen-led Urbanism: Another way to create cities
Cities are the heart of our region. It is from them that progress, development, innovation and the cutting edge radiate throughout Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC). No one is surprised that eight out of every ten people in this vibrant region live in metropolitan areas. But all that glitters is not gold, and many challenges remain to be met. One of the challenges facing … [Read more...] about This is how to get a Transit Oriented Development in the cities of Latin America and the Caribbean
Albert Einstein said: “the true sign of intelligence is not knowledge but imagination.” As artificial intelligence (AI) rapidly advances, it holds significant potential to revolutionize the housing and urban development (HUD) sector in Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC). However, an important question arises: Are we intelligent enough to take full advantage of the … [Read more...] about The Promise and Risks of Artificial Intelligence in Latin America and the Caribbean’s Urban Development
Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC) faces one of the greatest threats to its sustainable development: the effects of climate change. The impacts of global warming, such as rising temperatures, loss of biodiversity and extreme weather events (hurricanes, droughts, floods, etc.), are becoming increasingly evident in our region. In order to address them, and to achieve the … [Read more...] about How can Latin American and Caribbean cities foster climate action?
Every day, many people find it difficult to move around their city, use public transportation, enter a building and even move independently in their own homes. Do you know why? Because the majority of public and private spaces are not accessible for people with disabilities. Building a housing stock that adapts to the needs of people with disabilities not only … [Read more...] about How to design a house considering the needs of people with disabilities?