“I'm a hairdresser (...) but I need to take care of my aunt [who has a severe disability], of my daughter [who's only 12 years old] and the house” says Lorena, from Río Paraná, in Corrientes, Argentina. Just like many other women in the region, Lorena must balance her professional life with housework and caregiving responsibilities. These responsibilities are particularly … [Read more...] about The caregiving crisis in informal settlements
More than 1 billion people around the world have one or more types of disability. The way in which most urban areas are designed may prevent them from fully enjoying their city. In today's blog, on the International Day of Persons with Disabilities (PWD), we want to highlight the importance of taking into account the needs of the entire population when designing policies … [Read more...] about What does it mean to design an inclusive city?
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?
To commemorate today´s International LGBTQ+ Pride Day, in this blog we will address why inclusion, respect, and education are key elements to build cities but also, a more inclusive society in Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC). Discrimination against the LGBTQ+ people in accessing public space Urban spaces reflect social relations, but also, they can reproduce systems … [Read more...] about Cities with Pride: Inclusive Urban Planning with LGBTQ + People