The Opportunities for Sustainable Urban Transportation in Medium-Sized Cities in Latin American and the Caribbean

Bleviss, Deborah;
BBG Group
Nov 2004
The purpose of this report is to carry out for the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) a strategic analysis of specific medium-sized cities in the Latin America and Caribbean (LAC) region that could present opportunities for linking greenhouse gas mitigation and sustainable urban transportation improvement. Cities included in this study range in size from populations of approximately 100,000 to those with populations of about 2 million. The information provided by this report is expected to help identify cities for project development in sustainable transportation. Among the types of projects that could be developed are those for the Global Environmental Facility (GEF) and possibly the Clean Development Mechanism (CDM). This report includes a proposed criteria for evaluating cities and a proposed set of recommendations for the Inter-American Development Bank to advance sustainable transportation in these medium-sized cities in Latin America and the Caribbean.