October 31, World Cities Day Today is World Cities Day (WCD). While many people will read, or hear, about the importance of commemorating this day, few may know what exactly it is being celebrated. Let's take a look to some history. In 2013, the United Nations established the WCD with the aim of fostering cooperation among countries to address the challenges posed by … [Read more...] about IDB Mayors Forum 2022: four lessons to address climate change in cities
Much has been written and debated about the role of cities as one of the main causes of climate change. Indeed, urban centers are a major source of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, concentrating most of the world's population and most of the world's economic and industrial activity. However, cities have the potential to generate transformative actions aimed at addressing climate … [Read more...] about How can cities tackle climate change?
. The construction of sustainable housing, capable of adapting to the effects of climate change, is not an option, but a need. However, the production of this type of housing requires a firm, forceful and joint commitment, both from the public and private sectors.In today's blog, which is part of a series on the situation of the housing sector in Latin America and the … [Read more...] about How to stimulate the construction of sustainable housing?
Before COVID-19 came into our lives, no one could have imagined that for many of us, the world would be largely reduced to the four walls of our home for almost two years. Lockdown underscored just how important our homes are for our quality of life and the urgent need to guarantee access to housing for all, especially in Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC), where there is an … [Read more...] about Why should the private sector get involved in the development of green housing?
In Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC), the housing demand is greater than the supply of decent housing. This is what is known as housing deficit. This deficit can be both quantitative and qualitative. The former measures the need of households for new housing. The qualitative deficit, on the other hand, is made up of housing units in poor condition and/or those that need … [Read more...] about How to reduce the housing deficit in Latin America and the Caribbean with inclusive and resilient solutions?