Cheer Fair is a community event in Trinidad and Tobago, which has been taking place since 2018, where the IDB interacts with different grassroot communities. With COVID-19 restrictions relaxing but still mindful of the risk, this year, the show took a hybrid approach, with various activities in the Metaverse and a strong focus on digital … [Read more...] about This is how the Trinidad and Tobago kids solve congestion problems using the Metaverse
Implications for Shared Urban Mobility for Latin American Countries Transportation is arguably experiencing its most transformative revolution since the introduction of the automobile. Concerns over climate change and equity are converging with dramatic technological advances. Although these changes – including shared mobility, automation, and electrification – are rapidly … [Read more...] about The Future of Urban Mobility
Trends and Governance Issues We are now in the midst of a highly transformative phase for transport and mobility. Attempting to look into the crystal ball, either the disruptive and gig economy enabled mobility revolution is upon us, or the rumours of the death of the private car are greatly exaggerated. It is thus important to distinguish between hype and uncertainties. … [Read more...] about Autonomous Vehicles and Future Mobility
Caribbean islands face significant competitive disadvantages in trade because of a variety of factors — including the size and nature of their economies and their geographic location, which necessitates a reliance on maritime and air transport for most of their import and export needs, with 90 percent of goods being transported by sea. At the same time, maritime transport … [Read more...] about Short-sea shipping: A solution to Caribbean logistics challenges?
In 2015, an estimated 180,000 people in Latin American and Caribbean (LAC) countries died prematurely because of air pollution related diseases, setting a record high for the region's air pollution mortality burden. In 2005, transportation sources in LAC countries accounted for 5.5% to 17.7% of the mortality burden attributable to fine particles (PM2.5). Since then, the demand … [Read more...] about Soot-free transport: Latin America is ready