URBAN DEVELOPMENT AND HOUSING
URBAN DEVELOPMENT AND HOUSING
To extend the benefits of urbanization to all urban residents in Latin America and the Caribbean
FIVE THINGS YOU SHOULD KNOW ABOUT URBAN DEVELOPMENT AND HOUSING
  • 1

    80% of Latin American and Caribbean citizens receive services through municipal governments, making it essential to improve local governments’ capacity to serve their citizens.

  • 2

    86 million households ‒ 25% of the region’s urban population ‒ reside in informal urban neighborhoods, which lack basic services and regular land tenure.

  • 3

    55 million households live in housing units that suffer some type of deficit and 70% of these households are located in urban areas.

  • 4

    There are more than 80 UNESCO historical and cultural sites in Latin American cities, but only half of them have management plans.

  • 5

    Latin American cities are extremely vulnerable to extreme weather events, droughts, and floods; three quarters of Latin Americans live in low-lying coastal areas.

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