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Impacts of rapid urbanization and national prosperity The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB), the Ministry of Housing, Construction and Sanitation of Peru, and the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences (CASS) organized in Lima, Peru, a high-level Summit to discuss common challenges in urban development and housing.

Jul 17, 2014.

World Urban Forum 7 – Medellin

The World Urban Forum (WUF7) is the most important global meeting of national and gathers a wide range of people interested in urban issues, such as regional and local governments, non-governmental organizations, community-based organizations, professionals, research institutions and academies, professionals, private sector, development finance institutions, foundations, media and United Nations organizations and other international agencies. This large event is sponsored by the United Nations Human Settlements Programme (UN-Habitat).

Apr 5, 2014.

Rio’s Favelas: Informal Settlements and Social Mobility

Dr. Janice Perlman, author of The Myth of Marginality (UC Press, 1976) and Favela: Four Decades of Living on the Edge in Rio de Janeiro (Oxford University Press, 2010) and President of the Mega-Cities Project, Inc., will discuss her research in over one thousand favelas these past four decades. Dr. Perlman will reflect on the factors that reinforce social and spatial exclusion and the implication for future urban policy, practice and research.

Mar 11, 2014.

The Largest Eco-City in the World: Masdar City, Abu Dhabi

In 2006, the government of Abu Dhabi, the largest and most oil rich of the United Arab Emirates, announced that it intended to spend $22 billion to build a new eco-city, which will rely entirely on solar energy and other renewable energy sources.

Mar 6, 2014.

Local Participation in Heritage Preservation: The Case of Chile

The program “Puesta en Valor del Patrimonio” has the objective of protecting and enhancing buildings that are considered cultural heritage, or in the way of becoming official cultural heritage sites. In this way they generate socioeconomic benefits that will contribute to sustainable development.

Jan 29, 2014.

Digital Revolution and Urban Development

Claudio Orrego, former Minister of Housing and Mayor of Peñalolén in Chile, explained the tensions within the “Urban Revolution” (composed by market, citizens and the State).

Jan 13, 2014.

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