The quality and location of housing has direct implications for the health of those who inhabit it. There are many studies that support how the fact that residing in an adequate housing unit contributes to improving household’s health. That a home has access to water and sanitation services, in a safe area, and located close to health care and education services greatly affects … [Read more...] about How does a home influence the health of its occupants?
urban planning with a gender focus
Improving Lives in Ecuador: Inclusive Social Housing
Jasmine lives in Ecuador. She is the head of the household, she is divorced and has 2 minor children under her care, one of them with an intellectual disability. For her and her children, the "Housing Solutions for Poor and Vulnerable Homes" program, for which they have received a subsidy for the construction of their home, has changed their lives. In the words of Jazmín: … [Read more...] about Improving Lives in Ecuador: Inclusive Social Housing
International Women’s Day: From words to action
Today, March 8, we commemorate International Women's Day. Within the framework of this anniversary, the Housing and Urban Development Division (HUD) within the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) would like to share some good practices with a gender perspective, which seek to improve the lives of women in the cities of Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC). This propose is … [Read more...] about International Women’s Day: From words to action
Cities with Pride: Inclusive Urban Planning with LGBTQ + People
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