Central and South America

March 14, 2011, 8am PDT
Bus rapid transit (BRT) is often the most feasible, quickly implemented and cost-effective way to improve mobility in the United States, concluded a distinguished panel of transport experts at a Brookings Institution event.
TheCityFix.com
March 12, 2011, 9am PST
As plans to build a major dam on the Amazon River edge closer to breaking ground, locals in nearby communities worry about the inevitable changes to come.
Smithsonian Magazine
March 10, 2011, 10am PST
A new book of photography compares the legacies of two modernist cities: Brasilia and Chandigarh.
Azure
March 9, 2011, 1pm PST
An event held at The Brookings Institution invited transit experts to discuss the lessons learned from BRT systems in Latin America and their applicability in the United States.
Sustainable Cities Collective
March 5, 2011, 7am PST
A new gondola cable car system is opening in a Rio de Janeiro slum to improve accessibility.
Wired
March 2, 2011, 10am PST
As housing costs rise and supplies dwindle in Caracas, more than 2500 squatters have occupied a downtown skyscraper.
The New York Times
February 26, 2011, 9am PST
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.
The Globe and Mail
February 21, 2011, 7am PST
Ahead of the 2016 Olympics, the host city of Rio de Janeiro is embarking on a massive redevelopment plan in its decaying port area.
Xinhua
February 20, 2011, 5am PST
Finca Bellavista is a development on the southern coast of Costa Rica with 5 houses and 24 other buildings, all sustainable treehouse structures.
Builder Magazine
February 3, 2011, 11am PST
While Brazil sits underwater due to heavy rains, an even greater political problem persists.
The Guardian
February 3, 2011, 10am PST
Many Cubans encounter difficulties in traveling throughout Havana as well as the entire country.
The Huffington Post
January 27, 2011, 11am PST
Haitian government hires planners who propose a better urban environment than existed prior to the devastating earthquake.
New Urban Network
January 9, 2011, 7am PST
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?
The City Fix
January 7, 2011, 9am PST
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.
Cuban Art News
December 28, 2010, 8am PST
IBM is partnering with the city of Rio de Janeiro to build a massive "citywide control room" to monitor and respond to emergencies.
Fast Company
December 23, 2010, 11am PST
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.
TheCityFix
December 8, 2010, 11am PST
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.
Guardian
November 26, 2010, 9am PST
Only 2% of bike riders in Lima are women. Jonna McKone looks at what hinders women from hopping on bikes and the further implications.
TheCityFix
November 20, 2010, 5am PST
Two artists have teamed with a favela in Rio de Janeiro to use bright colors to re-frame the slum as a more vibrant area.
CNN
November 8, 2010, 2pm PST
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.
The New York Times