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
For decades, the eradication of poverty has been the goal of Latin American and Caribbean countries. Even so, 32.1% of the population has an income below the poverty line and 13.1% below the indigence line. Measuring poverty is vital to eradicate it. Therefore, it is relevant to ask why the most widely disseminated data on poverty are based on income level despite the fact that … [Read more...] about How to measure urban poverty?: a multidimensional approach for segregated cities
A person's zip code affects their life expectancy more than their own genetic code. We often relate chronic diseases to habits such as diet, lack of physical exercise, smoking or heredity. However, the factor that most influences health is the environment in which we live and circumstances such as poverty, lack of decent housing, overcrowding, environmental safety or exclusion … [Read more...] about Healthy Cities: your zip code influences your health more than your genetic code
More than 20% of Latin Americans and Caribbeans feel they are discriminated against. Unfortunately, this is not just a perception; discrimination is an invisible reality and has a lot to do with purchasing power and place of residence. Last year, on the occasion of International Workers' Day, we published an article showing how the IDB had found that people living in vulnerable … [Read more...] about International Workers’ Day: How to reduce employment discrimination ?
You will probably have felt unfairly treated at some point, feeling that you were not given the same benefits or opportunities as the people around you. This situation increases if, in addition, you belong to a vulnerable group or minority, either because of your ethnicity, nationality, gender, place of residence, sexual condition or physical/mental capacity, among … [Read more...] about Have you ever been discriminated against?