3 ways to make people-friendly cities
David Sim, creative Director at Gehl Architects, explains what Xalapa (Mexico) can do to improve its public space and become more sustainable. Watch interviews >>
Giving cities a road map to reducing their carbon footprint
Cities are not just where 3.5 billion of us live—they are where more than half of humanity uses electricity, drives cars, and throws out garbage, among myriad other activities that emit greenhouse gases. Read more >>
Rethinking Emerging Cities in Latin America and the Caribbean
Audiovisual piece that documents four successful initiatives for sustainable urban planning. Cities analyzed are Mar del Plata, Argentina; La Paz, Mexico; Tegucigalpa, Honduras; and Port of Spain, Trinidad & Tobago. Watch video >>
Flood prevention and creation of a linear park. Port of Spain, Trinidad & Tobago.
Check out what Port of Spain is doing to prevent and mitigate flooding and to develop new infrastructure that will promote greater social inclusion. Read more >>
Inclusive Cities: Challenges and opportunities for the 21st century
Four experts talk about the challenges and opportunities that cities face in the 21st century to become more inclusive and sustainable: Michael Sorkin, architect and urban expert; Abha Joshi-Ghani, Director for Knowledge Exchange and Learning at the World Bank; Christopher Sabatini, Senior Director of Policy at the Americas Society/ Council of the Americas; and Timothy Docking, Lead of the Emerging Markets Funding (EMF) Group at IBM Public Sector. Watch interviews >>
Natural Solutions to Latin America’s Urban Water Challenge
The Nature Conservancy, in partnership with C40 Cities Climate Leadership Group and the International Water Associationreleased a new report, Urban Water Blueprint: Mapping Conservation Solutions to the Global Water Challenge, which analyzes the state of water in more than 2,000 watersheds and 530 cities worldwide. Read more >>
Plano de Ação João Pessoa Sustentável
Iniciativa prevê ações de curto e médio prazo para oferecer serviços públicos de qualidade, garantir a segurança, promover o emprego e utilizar de modo eficiente os recursos naturais. Ver plano de ação >>
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