Most cities need financing to carry out their urban development projects and programs. Having adequate financial resources is not always easy. For this reason, from the Housing and Urban Development Division of the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) we thrive to facilitate the access to, and knowledge of, the most innovative financing strategies and instruments to cities of … [Read more...] about Keys for a successful public-private partnership: the case of Washington, D.C.
How does the city I live in affect my health?
Latin American and the Caribbean (LAC) cities are spaces of contrasts and inequality. We have recently explained how the place of residence within a city can affect the chances of finding a job, or of being more successful in studies. In today's blog, which is part of a series on Healthy Cities, we will try to answer the following question: why are people healthier in some … [Read more...] about How does the city I live in affect my health?
Women taxi drivers: how does urban planning affect their working conditions?
Every May 1st, International Workers' Day is celebrated around the world. Since its origins in the 19th century, this labor movement has been predominantly urban. Nowadays, cities continue to be the epicenter of the labor demands of workers in Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC). While it is true that economic vulnerability affects all workers in the region, women still lag … [Read more...] about Women taxi drivers: how does urban planning affect their working conditions?
DATUM: a resource center for participatory urban transit mapping — The case of Santiago de los Caballeros
Growing urban populations in Latin American and Caribbean (LAC) cities put an enormous pressure on transport systems, especially in sprawling cities with increasingly far-flung residents. In this context it is essential to facilitate the design of public infrastructure in an efficient and participatory way. Community mapping of urban infrastructure can play a central role. In … [Read more...] about DATUM: a resource center for participatory urban transit mapping — The case of Santiago de los Caballeros