Mar 2019
Author(s): Slack, Enid
This paper identifies a range of governance mechanisms to support the efficient and equitable provision of public services and improve policy coordination in metropolitan areas. It provides examples…
Dec 2018
Author(s): Muñoz Miranda, Andrés; Martínez-Vázquez, Jorge
This paper argues that the need for metropolitan-wide government is higher the larger the unrealized benefits from economies of scale and externalities. It contends that there is no trade-off between…
Apr 2018
Author(s): Lopez-Ghio, Ramiro; Ramírez, Juan Mauricio; Rojas, Fernando; Salazar Echavarría, Carlos; Bateman, Alfredo
Con el avance de los procesos de descentralización en América Latina, los gobiernos municipales han recibido mayor autonomía política, administrativa y fiscal para la toma de decisiones de política…
Oct 2017
Author(s): Inter American Development Bank; United Nations Human Settlements Programme (UN-Habitat); Development Bank of Latin America (CAF)
A distinctive feature of urbanization in the last 50 years is the expansion of urban populations and built development well beyond what was earlier conceived as the city limit, resulting in…
Apr 2011
Author(s): Garson, Sol; Rojas, Eduardo; Ribeiro, Marcelo Gomes; Urani, André; Abrucio, Fernando Luiz; Somekh, Nadia; Sydow, Cristina Toth; Losada, Paula Ravanelli; Ribeiro, Luiz César Queiroz; Klink, Jeroen; Sano, Hironobu; Rezende, Fernando
Esta publicação é o resultado de uma reflexão, desenvolvida conjuntamente por membros do governo brasileiro, a academia e o Banco Interamericano de Desenvolvimento, acerca do paradoxo que…
Oct 2009
Author(s): Magalhães, Fernanda; Durán-Ortiz, Mario
This paper addresses the following general questions: What kind of consumption patterns (e.g., land, carbon footprint, traveling) are generated by the more compact and traditional structure of…
Dec 2004
Author(s): Slack, Enid; Cuadrado-Roura, Juan R.; Fernández Güell, José Miguel; Rojas, Eduardo; Bird, Richard; Klink, Jeroen; Lefévre, Christian; Subirats, Joan; Brugué, Quim; Monzón, Andrés; Etchegaray, Alberto
Throughout the twentieth century, there was a notable population shift in the countries of Latin America and the Caribbean, from rural living situations to urban centers. In 2000 there were 49 cities…