Central and South America

A new study by the World Bank examines the benefits for policies addressing clean transportation, energy efficiency in industry, and energy efficiency in buildings in five countries and the European Union.
Jun 26, 2014   The World Bank
A new gondola cable car system is opening in a Rio de Janeiro slum to improve accessibility.
Mar 5, 2011   Wired
As housing costs rise and supplies dwindle in Caracas, more than 2500 squatters have occupied a downtown skyscraper.
Mar 2, 2011   The New York Times
As the city of Rio de Janeiro prepares to host the 2016 Summer Olympics, residents there say many of the projects underway are violating their rights.
Feb 26, 2011   The Globe and Mail
Ahead of the 2016 Olympics, the host city of Rio de Janeiro is embarking on a massive redevelopment plan in its decaying port area.
Feb 21, 2011   Xinhua
Finca Bellavista is a development on the southern coast of Costa Rica with 5 houses and 24 other buildings, all sustainable treehouse structures.
Feb 20, 2011   Builder Magazine
While Brazil sits underwater due to heavy rains, an even greater political problem persists.
Feb 3, 2011   The Guardian
Many Cubans encounter difficulties in traveling throughout Havana as well as the entire country.
Feb 3, 2011   The Huffington Post
Haitian government hires planners who propose a better urban environment than existed prior to the devastating earthquake.
Jan 27, 2011   New Urban Network
A floating city has been proposed to help ease some of the problems being faced by earthquake-damaged Haiti. But is this the answer the struggling country needs?
Jan 9, 2011   The City Fix
Julio César Pérez is a Cuban architect and urban planner. An art gallery is showing examples of his work, a perfect occasion to reflect back on what matters in architecture and planning, and lay out his vision for the future of Cuba.
Jan 7, 2011   Cuban Art News