More than a billion people live in informal neighborhoods around the world, also known as slums, barriadas or villas, or favelas in Brazil. These neighborhoods usually lack access to clean water and sanitation systems, and residents live in inadequate and overcrowded housing. In 1995, Favela Bairro (FB) program in Rio de Janeiro Brazil, aimed to connect these informal … [Read more...] about Favela-Bairro Upgrading Program: Assessing results 10 years later
Like the rest of the world, us team of the João Pessoa Sustentável Program were not ready to face the pandemic caused by the new Coronavirus. In March 2020, we were celebrating a bit more than a year since the launch of our association between the Municipality of João Pessoa and the Bank. We were organizing activities in various components of the program, to promote urban … [Read more...] about Crisis management: fighting hunger through the use of technology. João Pessoa’s challenges.
how can universal accessibility help improve post-pandemic city life? Disability inclusion is one of the social issues that have been gaining prominence in recent years as an essential part of sustainable development. This social approach, based on a human rights perspective, is amplified by the importance of disability inclusion in urban planning, design, and … [Read more...] about Urban inclusion after covid19
The Caribbean is caught in a housing trap. The cost of living is high: building a house in Kingston is three times more expensive than in a typical Latin American city. This has left ten million people in The Bahamas, Barbados, Cuba, Dominican Republic, Guyana, Haiti, Jamaica, St. Lucia, Suriname, and Trinidad and Tobago without a decent roof over their heads. Building adequate … [Read more...] about Caribbean Housing Is Expensive and Scarce. Here’s How to Change That
por Laura Aguilera - Consultora del BID para proyectos de Desarrollo Urbano y Vivienda Recently, I watched a piece about the real estate bubble in China. I was struck by the amount of dwellings and cities that are currently empty, like a scene from a ghost town in an old western movie. China’s focus on urban development has not only focused on housing, but also the … [Read more...] about Chinese Housing Development as a strategy for Economic Growth