Mudslides and unstable housing are common in the favelas of Rio de Janeiro where officials are trying to get people to relocate to safer areas.
Jul 7, 2010 BBC
Wal-Mart is succeeding in convincing Chicago politicians that it will create sustainable "employment and revenue for the city." The predominantly suburban-based supercenter chain is trying to move into denser urban areas.
Jun 28, 2010 New York Times
Peruvians are painting mountains in the Andes white to try to slow down the melting of glaciers.
Jun 23, 2010 BBC
As it prepares to host the 2014 World Cup and the 2016 Olympics, there's room to grow in Brazil's architecture and design communities.
Jun 10, 2010 Architect
Another ingenious solution to an urban transit dilemma has made its way north from the cities of Latin America. Recently opened in Portland, Metro Cables have already provided a low cost rapid transit solution for Caracas, Medellin and Santo Domingo. The gondola lines are cheaper than light rail transit, and able to navigate more topographically challenging terrain than buses. Exclusive
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Haitians displaced from their home by the devastating earthquake in January have set up camp along a highway median.
Jun 3, 2010 NPR
Amidst flooding and tropical storms, the giant sinkhole in downtown Guatemala City is capturing attention worldwide. The Sydney Morning Herald looks into how it was caused.
Jun 1, 2010 The Sydney Morning Herald
Frustration and anger are rampant in Port-au-Prince, where recovery from the earthquake that thrashed the city in January has been slow and, by some local accounts, corrupt.
Jun 1, 2010 The New York Times
Advanced laser imaging technology known as lidar has proven to be an effective and fast way to map ancient Mayan villages.
May 18, 2010 The New York Times
Medellín, Colombia is better known for drug kingpins than architects, but a boom in exciting contemporary architecture with a humanitarian approach has both planners and designers flocking to the city.
May 11, 2010 The Los Angeles Times