Urban Fold

Central and South America

Interested in finding the road less traveled by? Walkonomics has launched in seven cities around the globe.
Jul 25, 2015   ASLA The Dirt
A new study finds that surface topography, not solely an area's underlying geology, contributes significantly to earthquake intensity. Researchers hope that the new information can be easily factored into local planning and design processes.
Nov 8, 2010   The New York Times
Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez is urging for golf courses to be expropriated for other uses, and calling on citizens to make use of abandoned land.
Nov 3, 2010   Bloomberg
Officials in Peru and Brazil are hoping for a 2011 opening to the Transoceanic Highway between the coasts of the two countries. But some locals worry about what the road will bring once it's completed.
Nov 1, 2010   Los Angeles Times
Rio de Janeiro is building a 3.4 km urban gondola in the Complexo do Alemao favelas. The system is on track to be operational by the end of the year.
Oct 14, 2010   The Gondola Project
A $776 million monorail system planned in the Brazilian city of Manaus to ease transportation issue when it hosts the 2014 World Cup has been suspended.
Oct 6, 2010   Business News Americas
In Haiti, displacement camps full of people left without homes after the devastating January earthquake are becoming more and more permanent. Deborah Gans argues that these sites should be more carefully planned to foster functioning places.
Sep 24, 2010   Places
A proposed irrigation project near the Incan citadel of Machu Picchu in Peru that would divert water away from small villages has sparked violent protests.
Sep 22, 2010   Guardian
With the next World Cup and the 2016 Summer Olympics on their way, Rio de Janeiro is in the midst of a vast citywide regeneration campaign.
Sep 11, 2010   Smithsonian Magazine
<em>Urban Omnibus</em> talks with Swoon, a Brooklyn-based street artist whose work is intended to engage constructed environments.
Sep 9, 2010   Urban Omnibus
In a unique collaboration, an American lawyer and a Venezuelan architect merge thinking on holistic design, planning and regulation
Aug 23, 2010   myurbanist