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The DryLine, New York City

Rebuild by Design, an initiative of the Hurricane Sandy Rebuilding Task Force and HUD, addressed structural and environmental vulnerabilities that Hurricane Sandy exposed in communities throughout the region and developing fundable solutions to protect residents from future climate events. BIG Team's Big U is a vision for a protective system around Manhattan from West 54th street south to The Battery and up to East 40th street: 10 continuous miles of low-lying geography that comprise an incredibly dense, vibrant, and vulnerable urban area.

 

Urban Design Lab in Nassau, Bahamas

¿What is the Urban Design Lab and what is it doing in Nassau? Learn more about the projects for revitalization of the City Center and the improvements that can be made in the poor neighborhoods of this Caribbean city.

 

Cumaná, Venezuela from a drone

Discover the vibrant neighborhoods of this Venezuelan city from a drone.

 

5 benefits of 24-hour cities

When we think about the night, the first things that come to mind are bars, restaurants, noise, alcohol, partying. However, the notion of the night has a much broader meaning.

 

3 ways to make people-friendly cities

From his experience working in Xalapa, David Sim from Gehl Architects tells us 3 ways to make people-friendly cities.

 

Better Waste Management in Cities: Interview with Antonis Mavropoulos, Founder and CEO at D-Waste

Meet Antonis Mavropoulos, founder and CEO of D-Waste, and learn how cities can improve their waste management systems.

 

Flood prevention and creation of a linear park. Port of Spain, Trinidad & Tobago

Audiovisual piece that describes the efforts of Port of Spain addressing urban challenges by managing flood prevention and proposing the creation of linear park.

 

Democratization of the use of public space. Mar del Plata, Argentina

Learn about the projects that the Emerging and Sustainable Cities Initiative is developing in Mar del Plata, Argentina.

 

Sustainable management of urban infrastructure. La Paz, BCS, Mexico

Learn about the projects that the Emerging and Sustainable Cities Initiative is developing in Mar del Plata, Argentina.

 

Inclusive cities: Challenges and opportunities for the 21s 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.

 

Interview with Jeff Risom, Gehl Architects

Jeff Risom is head of the Gehl Institute, an initiative inside the internationally renowned Danish architecture firm Gehl Architects, which has been instrumental in transforming cityscapes into urban global centers.

 

Interview with Former Mayor of Miami, Manny Diaz

Manny Diaz was first elected Miami’s mayor in 2001, having never held elective office. He was reelected to a second term in 2005. He was chosen to lead the United States Conference of Mayors as its president beginning in the summer of 2008. Diaz has been recognized with the 2006 Government Award by Hispanic Magazine, the 2004 Urban Innovator of the Year by the Manhattan Institute, 2004 Business Leader of the Year Award by South Florida CEO Magazine, and was named an Outstanding American by Choice by the United States Citizenship and Immigration Service.

 

Rethinking Emerging Cities in Latin America and the Caribbean

Audiovisual piece that documents four successful projects for sustainable urban planning. Cities analyzed are Mar del Plata, Argentina; La Paz, Mexico; Tegucigalpa, Honduras; and Port of Spain, Trinidad & Tobago. Emerging and Sustainable Cities Initiative.

 

Interview with Brian Roberts, Emeritus Professor of urban management at the University of Canberra, Australia

Brian Roberts is an Emeritus Professor of urban management at the University of Canberra, Australia and an urban management specialist with the company Planning Education Consulting Services. He has worked as consultant for ADB AusAID, DFID, UNDP, UNCHS, and World Bank and several leading international consultant firms in Asia, Africa and Latin America.

 

An Interview with Paul Romer, Professor at New York University (NYU) and founding director of the NYU Stern Urbanization Project

Paul Romer, an economist and policy entrepreneur, is University Professor at New York University (NYU) and founding director of the NYU Stern Urbanization Project, where he also leads the Charter Cities initiative. The Urbanization Project conducts applied research on the many ways in which policymakers in the developing world can use the rapid growth of cities to create economic opportunity and undertake systemic social reform. Romer is also the interim director of NYU’s Marron Institute on Cities and the Urban Environment.

 

Interview with Carlos Montoya, Secretary of Planning of Monteria, Colombia

Interview with Carlos Montoya, Secretary of Planning of the city of Monteria, Colombia. The interview took place in the 'Course on Urban Sustainability: Models for Better Planning and Management', organized by the Emerging and Sustainable Cities Initiative of the Inter-American Development Bank, and the International University Menéndez Pelayo in Santander, Spain. August 1, 2014.

 

Our vision for cities in Latin America and the Caribbean

This is the story of the IDB's Emerging and Sustainable Cities Initiative. We work with intermediate-sized cities to help them make urban equity a reality in the Latin American and Caribbean region.

 

What are the challenges of emerging cities?

Interview with Horacio Terraza, Sector Coordinator Infrastructure and Environment (INE) of the Emerging and Sustainable Cities Initiative of the IDB.

 

¿What is the Emerging and Sustainable Cities Initiative of the IDB?

Interview with Horacio Terraza, Sector Coordinator Infrastructure and Environment (INE) of the Emerging and Sustainable Cities Initiative of the IDB.

 

Monica Fein, Rosario, Argentina

Interview with Monica Fein, Mayor of Rosario, Argentina at the first annual meeting of the IDB’s Emerging and Sustainable Cities Initiative’s External Advisory Panel, September 17, 2013.

 

Jeff Risom, Gehl Architects

Interview with Jeff Risom, Gehl Architects, Copenhagen, Denmark at the first annual meeting of the IDB’s Emerging and Sustainable Cities Initiative’s External Advisory Panel, September 17, 2013.

 

Jaime Lerner, Curitiba, Brazil

Interview with Jaime Lerner, Former Mayor of Curitiba, Brazil at the first annual meeting of the IDB’s Emerging and Sustainable Cities Initiative’s External Advisory Panel, September 17, 2013.

Lori Healey, Chicago, US

Interview with Lori Healey, Former Chief of Staff for Mayor Richard Daley, Chicago, US at the first annual meeting of the IDB’s Emerging and Sustainable Cities Initiative’s External Advisory Panel, September 17, 2013.

 

Southern Cone Mayor's Summit in Mar del Plata, Argentina

Interviews with the mayors who participated in the Emerging and Sustainable Cities Initiative's Southern Cone Mayor's Summit, held on November 21-22, 2013.

Emerging and Sustainable Cities Initiative

The Emerging and Sustainable Cities Initiative helps growing and intermediate sized cities in Latin America and the Caribbean make more informed planning decisions and take immediate actions towards smart and sustainable urban development.

ESCI in La Paz BCS, Mexico

A brief review of the recommendations and actions of the Emerging and Sustainable Cities Initiative of the Inter-American Development Bank to promote the development of La Paz BCS, Mexico, a video that is surrounded by the most beautiful images of this port.

 

ESCI Expansion

IDB President Luis Alberto Moreno announces the expansion of ESCI to include a medium-sized city in each of the 26 borrowing member countries. Ana Olivera, Mayor of Montevideo, also offers a presentation explaining how the methodology of the IDB will support a comprehensive improvement program in their city slums.

 

Luis Alberto Moreno announces ESCI

Inter-American Development Bank President Luis Alberto Moreno, announces a partnership platform with intermediate-sized cities in Latin America and the Caribbean that aspire to lead a new model of sustainable urban development: Emerging and Sustainable Cities Initiative.

 

Patricia Torres on sustainable cities

Patricia Torres, Principal Specialist of Urban Development at the IDB, points out that many cities in Latin America and the Caribbean face the challenge of growing with quality. This topic will be addressed at a seminar during the IDB´s Annual Meeting in Calgary, Canada.

 

 

 

    

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