Mar 2021
Author(s): Hobbs, Jason; Baima, Carolina; Seabra, Renata; IDOM Consulting
The monograph “Transit Oriented Development: how to make cities more compact, connected and coordinated” derives from the work carried out by the IDB, MDR and IDOM on Transit Oriented Development (…
Feb 2021
Author(s): Libertun de Duren, Nora Ruth; Salazar, Juan Pablo; Duryea, Suzanne; Mastellaro, Catarina; Freeman, Lance; Pedraza, Lauramaría; Rodriguez Porcel, Manuel; Sandoval, Diana; Aguerre, José Agustín; Angius, Caroline; Ariza, María Camila; Artieda, Luis; Bonilla, Juan Pablo; Cabrol, Marcelo; Guerra, Vanessa; La Forge, Gordon; Chacón Martínez, Katherine; Mitchell, Ann; Pineda, Víctor; Pinzon Caicedo, Mariana; Poitier, Federico
There is no need to justify building cities to benefit all users. Building cities considering only the needs of a fraction of their urban residents is what needs to be justified. And yet, we have…
Dec 2020
Author(s): Genova, Jared; Sáenz, Luis; Caimanque, Rodrigo; Kopelman, Tatiana; Navarrete, Jesús
The purpose of this document is to provide an overview of the various resilience planning frameworks and explore their connections to cultural heritage and practices with especial reference to the…
Aug 2020
Author(s): Intelligent Social Investment; Scott-Brown, Miles; Rodríguez, Edna Liliana
This toolkit is aimed to help Latin American Mayors in key decision makers to include and prioritize biodiversity in their agendas, fostering sustainable and climate-change resilient urban landscapes.
Aug 2020
Author(s): López-Ghio, Ramiro; Salazar Echavarría, Carlos; Schloeter, Luis
In Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC) the overall infrastructure investment gap has undermined the regions ability to sustain recent levels of economic growth. Estimates suggest that the region…
Jul 2020
Author(s): Inter American Development Bank; BOP Consulting; Korean Research Institute on Human Settlement
The cultural and creative industries (CCIs) are one of the fastest growing sectors globally. Many local governments across the world have also recognised how the CCIs can directly and indirectly…
May 2020
Author(s): Schoen, Daví Parente
New York City's success in providing high-quality, sustainable, ecologically productive and equity-promoting parks in recent years presents a number of important lessons for cities in Latin…
May 2020
Author(s): Vera, Felipe; Adler, Verónica; Acevedo, Paloma; Rojas, Francisca Maria Magdalena; Uribe, María Camila; Quintero, María Camila; Huerta, Claudia; Lew, Sebastian; Soulier Faure, Martin; Nacke, Melina; Simonez, Valentina
Covid-19 poses the same health threats to people living in informal settlements as the rest of the population; however, their living conditions puts them at a greater risk and could generate a worse…
Mar 2020
Author(s): Libertun de Duren, Nora Ruth; Brassiolo, Pablo; Lara, Edgar; Mastellaro, Catarina; Cardona-Papiol, Elena; Palacios, Angie; Ma, Xuesai; Sven Hallin, Myles; Mwai, Angela; Thomas, David
This document elaborates on gender related challenges in urban planning and governance from three major perspectives regarding womens access to city space and resources: service, political, and…
Dec 2019
Author(s): García, Eduardo; Suarez, Ginés; Esquivel, Maricarmen; Ruiz, Avelina; Zuloaga, Daniela; Chevalier, Ophélie
Urban conglomerates concentrate risks and opportunities for more than 80% of the population in Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC), and they constitute appropriate analysis units to conduct studies…
Oct 2019
Author(s): African Development Bank; Asian Development Bank; European Bank for Reconstruction and Development; Inter American Development Bank
This is the executive summary of the report Creating Livable Cities: Regional Perspectives, which takes a stock of key patterns of urbanization and urban development across the various developing and…
Oct 2019
Author(s): African Development Bank; Asian Development Bank; European Bank for Reconstruction and Development; Inter American Development Bank
The shift of people from rural areas to cities and urban towns in developing and emerging economies is one of the most profound demographic changes happening globally. Cities all over the world offer…
Oct 2019
Author(s): Townsend, Anthony; Zambrano-Barragán, Patricio
Esta nota técnica brinda guía para que distintas municipalidades mejoren su gobernanza mediante big data urbana (datos masivos urbanos), que definimos como el conjunto de información sobre bienes,…
Sep 2019
Author(s): Lefevre, Benoit; Ducci, Jorge; Vera, Felipe; Slack, Enid; Valenzuela, Luis; Davis, Diane E.; Rojas, Francisca Maria Magdalena; Harkness, Alaina; Ramírez, Alfredo; Rihm, Alfredo; Orellana, Arturo; Robertson, Cristián; Valenzuela, Esteban; Astaburuaga, Francisca; Carvalho, Gustavo; Cienfuegos, Ignacio; Robinson, James; Muñoz, Juan Carlos; Bresciani, Luis Eduardo; Allard, Pablo; Bettancourt, Pía; Alcayaga, Sebastián; Ortega, Sergio; Mashini, Dominique
The complexity of urban centers has increased. Cities have been transformed into territories that present important governance, interjurisdictional coordination, and financing challenges.…
Jul 2019
Author(s): Bermudez, Tomas; Davis, Diane E.; Gallego-Lizón, Tatiana; Benton, Sarah; Blanco Blanco, Andrés; Razu, David; Arcia, Diego; Silva, Enrique; Soto Laveaga, Gabriela; Barrios, Douglas; Santos, Miguel Ángel; Santamaría, Juan; Segovia, Rubén; Silva, Jorge; Tomateo, Claudia; Vera, Felipe; Castro, Cesar; Joseph, Neha B.; Tzemou, Konstantina; Álvarez, Patricia; Kofman, Theodore ; Matthew, Samuel; Ramirez, Aaron; Seijas, Andreina; Summers, Claire; Wolf, Kate; Zwetzich, Diana; Tato, Belinda; Toledo, Jorge; Vallejo, José Luis; Chávez, Adriana; Stagno, Daniel
This publication summarizes the outcomes and lessons learned from the Fall 2017 course titled “Emergent Urbanism: Planning and Design Visions for the City of Hermosillo, Mexico” (ADV-9146). Taught by…
Mar 2019
Author(s): Libertun de Duren, Nora Ruth; Vera, Felipe; Donovan, Michael G.; Adler, Verónica; Wainer, Laura Sara; Roquero, Pablo; Poskus, Mariana A.; Valenzuela, Luis; Letelier, Marcela; Olivares, Pablo; Treimun, John; Gamboa, Alexis; Canales, Karina; Guajardo, Javier; Davis, Diane E.; Claramunt Torche, Pauline
Over the course of the 20th century the worlds population grew more than during any other period in history, increasing from around 1.5 billion people in 1900 to nearly seven billion people today.…
Sep 2018
Author(s): Hiramatsu, Anri; Libertun de Duren, Nora Ruth; Ariza, María Camila; Silva de Anzorena, María Paloma
Las mujeres que residen en ciudades de América Latina y el Caribe cuentan con acceso a mejores niveles de ingresos que aquellas que residen en áreas rurales. Sin embargo, estos niveles están todavía…
Aug 2018
Author(s): Toch, Eran
This discussion paper was developed by the Inter-American Development Bank’s (IDB) Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Division in collaboration with the Knowledge, Innovation and Communication…
Aug 2018
Author(s): Toch, Eran
Este documento de trabajo fue elaborado por la División de Desarrollo Urbano y Vivienda (HUD, por sus siglas en inglés) del Banco Interamericano de Desarrollo (BID) en colaboración con el…
Dec 2017
Author(s): De la Roca, Jorge; Navarrete, Jesús; Larrain de Andraca, Isidora
Urban areas in Latin America and the Caribbean are feeling the effects of urban decay in their city centers through the loss of critical urban functions and the decline of economic and social…