Central and South America

Known as the Lima Accord, after the capital of Peru where representatives from 200 nations met for two weeks, a deal was reached to reduce greenhouse gas emissions in preparation for talks to be held in Paris in December. But is it strong enough?
Dec 16, 2014   The New York Times
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
IBM is partnering with the city of Rio de Janeiro to build a massive "citywide control room" to monitor and respond to emergencies.
Dec 28, 2010   Fast Company
Bogota's integrated mass transit system has been operation for a decade and continues to grow, but faces challenges for the coming years, from the constant growth in ridership to irregularities in construction contracts.
Dec 23, 2010   TheCityFix
Ahead of the 2014 World Cup and 2016 Olympics, officials in Rio de Janeiro are taking on a massive upgrade project in the city's slums.
Dec 8, 2010   Guardian