Walking through the park with leafy trees is one of the most pleasant sensations someone can enjoy when wandering around a city. Behind this feeling of well-being, there is not just perception but also science. It is proven that green spaces generate multiple benefits that improve our overall wellbeing. On the celebration of World Tree Day (established in 1969 by … [Read more...] about Six reasons to nurture urban parks
Have you ever wondered how, aspects of the design of a home and its neighborhood, affect people's well-being? Elements such as the height and architectural style of a building, the construction materials of a house, the density of the city, and the presence of public spaces, among others, are an elementary part to be considered by anyone working in urban planning and … [Read more...] about How does housing design affect people’s well-being?
The cities of Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC) are full of contrasts. They are the place where poverty and extreme poverty rub shoulders daily with wealth and extreme wealth. Without going any further, 184 million (equivalent to 30% of the total population) of people live in poverty in the region, and 1 out of 4 people who live in urban areas live in informal … [Read more...] about The cities of Latin America and the Caribbean: spaces of contrasts
The cities of our region are called to play a key role in the fight against climate change and achieve the Paris Agreements and COP26 goals. As we mentioned in the first blog of this series, the Urban Green Infrastructure (UGI) is one of the best tools through which the municipalities of Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC) can adapt and mitigate the climate crisis in line … [Read more...] about Urban Green Infrastructure in Latin America and the Caribbean: the case of San Salvador
Cities and Resilience to Climate Change Did you know that, even though cities represent less than 3% of the habitable surface of the planet, they account for 75% of global CO2 emissions? Although this may seem like a problem, it is actually a great opportunity, since cities, in addition to being the economic and social engine of our region, are called to lead the fight … [Read more...] about Urban Green Infrastructure: a solution to climate challenges