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?
Matera: The world’s oldest eco-sustainable and smart city
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
How to Plan Accessible Cities?
Having a disability (either congenital or acquired), being elderly (with reduced mobility or degeneration of the cognitive abilities) or being a child in a city in Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC) is not an easy task because most public spaces and services are neither accessible nor inclusive. In LAC, about 80 million people have some type of disability (more than the … [Read more...] about How to Plan Accessible Cities?
How to improve urban planning and water governance by strengthening water management in cities?
On the World Day to Combat Desertification and Drought, we want to get close to the metropolitan area of Lima and Callao. Here, the competent authorities are acting to tackle the shortage of water that affects to a large part of its population. This problem, although it is being worsen by the effects of climate change, has its origin in past poor water and urban … [Read more...] about How to improve urban planning and water governance by strengthening water management in cities?