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…
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 (IDB); 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…
Jun 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…
Oct 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…
Jul 2016
Author(s): Bouskela, Mauricio; Casseb, Márcia; Bassi, Silvia; De Luca, Cristina; Facchina, Marcelo
Uma Cidade Inteligente é aquela que coloca as pessoas no centro do desenvolvimento, incorpora tecnologias da informação e comunicação na gestão urbana e utiliza esses elementos como ferramentas que…
Nov 2015
Author(s): Libertun de Duren, Nora Ruth; Guerrero Compeán, Roberto
This paper finds that per capita municipal spending on public services is strongly and non-linearly correlated to urban population density. Optimal expenditure levels for municipal services are…
Jul 2015
Author(s): Deregibus, Bernardo
The Urban Dashboard allows to explore and compare more than 150 quantitative indicators, public opinion polls and interactive maps of intermediate cities in Latin America and the Caribbean. These are…
Mar 2015
Author(s): Ezquiaga Arquitectura, Sociedad y Territorio S.L.
The developing region that has experienced one of the greatest urban growth in the world is Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC). More than 80% of its population currently lives in cities and this…
Dec 2014
Author(s): Libertun de Duren, Nora Ruth
The People's Republic of China (China) and countries in Latin America face similar challenges in their cities. Their convergence is a consequence of the speed at which they have become urbanized…
Mar 2014
Author(s): Inter-American Development Bank (IDB)
In late 2013, the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) conducted a multisectoral public opinion survey in five Latin American cities to better understand the way citizens perceive the quality of…
Jan 2014
Author(s): Inter-American Development Bank (IDB)
In Latin America and the Caribbean most people live in cities characterized by large gaps in access to housing, public spaces, urban services and infrastructure. Though urban management has improved…
May 2012
Author(s): Inter-American Development Bank (IDB)
This brochure presents the emerging and sustainable action plan for Ports Spain of Trinidad and Tobago to assist the planning and implementation of its urban development plans while addressing the…
Dec 2011
Author(s): Rojas, Eduardo; Lanzafame, Francesco; Quartesan, Alessandra; Romis, Monica; Jaramillo, Pedro; Zancheti, Sílvio Mendes; Gabriel, Jordelan; Trivelli, Pablo; Nishimura, Yasuyo; Zappino, Vincenzo; Silva, Ana Tarrafa; Stumpo, Sergio; Spiekermann, Meinolf; Bigio, Anthony Gad; Taboroff, June; Taamouti, Mohamed
The IDB undertakes multiple activities in support of urban heritage preservation, including the provision of investment loans and reimbursable and nonreimbursable technical cooperation. The IDB also…