Central and South America

Ecologists and planners have been warning that water may be the oil of the 21st century. With oil prices plunging, water is getting more dear in some places. Sao Paulo, Brazil's great megacity and economic heart, is already facing a dire shortage.
6 days ago   New York Times
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
<em>The City Fix</em> looks at a new report that focuses on how Brazil can create a long-term benefit from the billions its investing in the 2014 World Cup.
Aug 20, 2010   The City Fix
Activists in Brazil took advantage of their country's fascination with the World Cup to take to the empty streets and paint messages encouraging safer use of the roads.
Aug 18, 2010   The City Fix
Plans to construct an $11 billion hydroelectric dam in the Amazon rainforest of Brazil has officials excited about the new energy it will create, and some locals preparing to relocate.
Aug 16, 2010   The New York Times
Redeveloping the slums of Rio de Janeiro has been on the city's agenda for decades. Despite the many challenges, some new efforts seem to be paying off.
Aug 11, 2010   People's Daily
Safe, reliable, affordable and sustainable public transport options could be integral in addressing inequality in Latin America.
Jul 30, 2010   TheCityFix
A $10 billion dollar spending spree will improve transit in Cordoba and Buenos Aires, but also between Argentina and neighboring Bolivia. "Funds come from the China Development Bank and will require a 15% match from the Argentinian government."
Jul 16, 2010   the transport politic