Is it possible for one of the oldest cities to be considered the first eco-sustainable and smart city on the planet? At first, it seemed like a presumptuous idea. However, after watching the video by Andrea Moccia, science communicator and founder of one of my favorite websites, my questions fade away. I found it so interesting that I decided to adapt it for our blog to explore … [Read more...] about Matera: The world’s oldest eco-sustainable and smart city
Three ways to reduce violence against women in our cities
Each November 25th is commemorated around the world the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women. On today’s blog, we would like to highlight the importance of urban policies to prevent violence against women in Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC). There is no shortage of official commitments to stop violence against women. At the international … [Read more...] about Three ways to reduce violence against women in our cities
Favela-Bairro Upgrading Program: Assessing results 10 years later
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
Crisis management: fighting hunger through the use of technology. João Pessoa’s challenges.
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.
Urban inclusion after covid19
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