We have just started a new year, and it's time to share the highlights from our blog throughout 2023. Guided by our experts, consultants, and prominent collaborators, last year we addressed multiple topics of interest and current relevance. In this article, we share the top ten, covering everything from how cities can support climate action to issues of urban discrimination, … [Read more...] about The most read in 2023 about housing and urban development
When we talk about artificial intelligence, we often think of it as a revolutionary and novel concept that has just arrived in our lives. However, this term was first used almost seventy years ago, in 1955 to be more precise, by John McCarthy in a workshop at Dartmouth University in the United States. Nevertheless, it is in the last decade that we have witnessed a true … [Read more...] about Monitoring the city with drones: Artificial Intelligence in environmental management
Four out of ten Latin Americans and Caribbeans live in food insecurity, that is, they lack regular access to food. The pandemic, and the war in Ukraine, have sharply pushed back already poor malnutrition rates. Transforming agrifood systems will be the main strategy for ensuring food security in Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC). However, the planning of our cities can play … [Read more...] about World Hunger Day: How and why should we integrate urban agriculture into city planning?
International competition for social interest architecture in wood They purify the air, regulate the climate, control rainfall, protect the soil from erosion and serve as a home for hundreds of animal and plant species. Can anybody doubt of the many benefits that trees offer us? They deserve our care and protection. The controlled felling of trees, although many people … [Read more...] about Earth Day 2023: promoting the use of wood as a sustainable construction material in Uruguay
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 exactly what it celebrates. Let's delve into some history. In 2013, the United Nations established WCD with the aim of fostering cooperation among countries to address the challenges posed by urbanism and contribute to … [Read more...] about IDB Mayors Forum 2022: four lessons to address climate change in cities