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Latin America
How cooking and eating in Peru's capital turned into paths for economic and social change.
But are urban planners ready to listen?
Einhard Schmidt-Kallert August 14, 2017
The country’s Workforce Social Impact Bond, launched March 29, is a first for a developing nation.
David Hatch April 12, 2017
Uncertainty over how the bond market will respond is 'a bit overrated' says Mexico City's environment minister.
Christopher Swope March 16, 2017
An innovative effort to keep a megacity's urban edge green.
Ignacio Amigo February 24, 2017
A key proposal on value capture failed after months of debate on the city’s landmark constitution. But the document does put in place potentially significant mechanisms.
Emilio Godoy February 17, 2017
An experiment in public participation as a more autonomous era dawns in Mexico's capital city.
Gregory Scruggs February 3, 2017

The Brazilian city joins Medellín and Bogotá, Colombia, Santiago, Chile and Guadalajara, Mexico as winners of the regional competition. 

December 5, 2016

Verde Vertical has added greenery to more than 400 public spaces across the megacity, CCTV America reports. 

November 30, 2016
The primary tunnel in and out of Quito is too congested. As the city works with a Chinese firm on an expansion plan, critics are concerned it will create more traffic and displace residents.
Johnny Magdaleno October 20, 2016
An initiative is collecting data with a mobile app and visualizing it with balloons and a map.
Brendon Bosworth October 20, 2016
Lessons from a series of simple interventions.
Christopher Swope October 19, 2016
What started as an effort to clean up a vacant house has turned into a force for social change.
Patralekha Chatterjee October 17, 2016
Upgrades to parks and public spaces are seen as a lasting legacy from a four-day conference.
Marcela Ribadeneira and Eduardo Varas October 17, 2016
In an interview with Citiscope, Peñalosa discusses his return to office, fighting inequality and some downsides of decentralization.
Neal Peirce and Gregory Scruggs October 7, 2016

An upcoming World Bank report cites two cities in Colombia and one in Brazil as models for overcoming urban violence. 

September 15, 2016

The software designed by Amnesty International Brazil features crowd-sourced data on shootouts, location, injuries and fatalities, PRI reports. 

July 18, 2016
20 cities across Latin America and the Caribbean are finalists in a competition for ideas to make cities better.
Christopher Swope July 8, 2016

More cities are expected to follow the lead of Santiago, Chile by harnessing the sun and wind as energy sources for transit networks, Fast Company reports. 

July 5, 2016
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