Shirley Cañete on working in transport, adapting to new cultures and enjoying her work to the fullest Shirley Cañete's office is an accurate representation of everything she loves. The first thing you see when you enter is a giant map of the region that shows the composition of roads and highways for development. By looking a little closer, you find various objects that help … [Read more...] about Life in movement
If you could hop on any bus, train, tram, metro, bicycle, taxi, ferry, car-share, rental car, etc., for a single monthly fee, how much would you be willing to pay? And more importantly, would you be willing to give up car ownership? That’s the experiment happening right now in Helsinki, Finland, and the early results are very promising, including a 25% increase in the use of … [Read more...] about Mobility as a Service (#MaaS). How to “Plug In”. Finland case.
By Pablo Pereira Dos Santos The Infrastructure Gap and MDB’s mandate It’s estimated that the infrastructure gap in Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC) region requires an additional investment of $120 –$150 billion a year. However, given the current low levels of public investment, coupled with the fiscal challenges faced by the region and limited funding available from … [Read more...] about The Innovative Role of the PSP Facility: a Partnership for Infrastructure in Brazil
Washington, D.C., is usually a serious place. In this city, an on-stage backflip is a rare occurrence. (Please note that I don’t mean rhetorical backflips, which are much more common.) So I was shocked when one of our guests flipped across the stage during the 2015 Demand Solutions, the IDB’s flagship event on innovation and creativity. More on that stunt shortly. For … [Read more...] about The Evolution of an App: the Story of Oincs and “Collaborative Cities”
An interesting Open Skies debate was raised at an IDB-sponsored event which brought together aviation leaders from across the Caribbean. The conversation led to a brainstorming on air transport needs, and how we can enable deeper regional integration while also providing inputs to the IDB air transport agenda for the Caribbean. … [Read more...] about 3 ideas that support open skies in the Caribbean