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…
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…
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.…
Jan 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 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…
Oct 2017
Author(s): Inter American Development Bank; United Nations Human Settlements Programme; Development Bank of Latin America
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…
May 2017
Author(s): Bonilla-Roth, Marcia E.; Zapparoli, Isabelle
This paper provides a comprehensive estimate of the subnational need for urban infrastructure to meet the growing demands for public services in medium-sized emerging cities in Latin America and the…
May 2017
Author(s): Donovan, Michael G.
Over the past two decades, national and local governments in Caribbean and Pacific Small Island Development States have partnered with the donor community to implement over $55 billion in development…
Sep 2016
Author(s): Blanco Blanco, Andrés; Moreno, Nancy; Vetter, David M.; Vetter, Marcia F.
The purpose of this book is to analyze non-traditional financing schemes for public investment in infrastructure, focused in particular on capturing the capital gains of urban land. This study shows…
Jul 2016
Author(s): Bouskela, Mauricio; Casseb, Márcia; Bassi, Silvia; De Luca, Cristina; Facchina, Marcelo
A Smart City is one that places people at the center of development, incorporates Information and Communication Technologies into urban management, and uses these elements as tools to stimulate the…
Jul 2016
Author(s): Bouskela, Mauricio; Casseb, Márcia; Bassi, Silvia; De Luca, Cristina; Facchina, Marcelo
Una Ciudad Inteligente es aquella que coloca a las personas en el centro del desarrollo, incorpora Tecnologías de la Información y Comunicación en la gestión urbana y usa estos elementos como…