These open-source tools leverage machine learning and crowdsourced data for urban development in Latin America and the Caribbean “We don’t have data on that.” We hear these words repeatedly while working on urban development projects with cities and countries in Latin America and the Caribbean. This is problematic when we consider the region’s population is already 80% … [Read more...] about Presenting the Open Urban Planning Toolbox
Edgar is a map-maker and civic technologist with a background in Environmental Science, Policy and Management. At the IDB, he explores strategies in public service innovation in Latin America and the Caribbean. Particularly, through the deployment of open software for geostatistical analysis to improve the technical capacities of local governments, bridge the geographic data gap in the region, and build climate change resiliency.