It is essential to address the problem of informal settlements in our cities. Issues such as the effects of climate change, migrations, health crises, the exorbitant transformations of the territory and the change in socio-urban dynamics makes it more necessary than ever to take action to address urban informality. During the last weeks we have addressed the situation of … [Read more...] about Urban Resilience in Informal Settlements in Paraguay: a sum of long-term efforts
The expansion of informal settlements is one of the problems of Latin America and the Caribbean´s (LAC) cities. At least 25% of its population lives in one of them. Why does this phenomenon happen? Can it be reversed? Can technology help us reducing urban informality? In this blog we answer these questions, and, in addition, we will show how a project supported by the IDB … [Read more...] about Can Artificial Intelligence help reducing urban informality? Discover MAIIA, the new IDB software
How would you describe the space located under an elevated highway? What feelings or perceptions come to your mind? You probably associate this type of urban space with words like "darkness", "insecurity" or "dirt". It is also possible that it does not generate any sense of identity or belonging, and you do not feel like sitting down to talk with your friends or play with … [Read more...] about Reviving neighborhoods through Tactical Urbanism strategies
Delivering effective environmental, social and governance strategies in the global real estate sector is an increasingly important issue. In this blog we address the opportunities that lie ahead for Latin American and Caribbean cities through the delivery of social value in the real estate sector. Environmental, Social and Governance in Real Estate Sustainable property … [Read more...] about Delivering Social Value in real estate: An overdue discussion in Latin America and the Caribbean
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?