Cuba

April 3, 2016, 9am PDT
The recent thaw in U.S. relations with Cuba, as well as President Obama's visit last month, have spurred conversations about Havana's future. Its public spaces are worn, but they're busy and well-designed.
Project For Public Spaces
February 2, 2016, 6am PST
Cuba and its capital city of Havana are experiencing several, simultaneous revolutions. The opportunity for residents is also an opportunity for developers and architects, as well as a challenge for planners.
The Guardian Cities
March 22, 2014, 9am PDT
Lessons from a successful urban farming effort can be applied to achieve resource independence aside from just food.
Architectural Review
March 21, 2013, 1pm PDT
The absence of redevelopment over the past 50 years has allowed Cuba to become "one of the world’s most significant but overlooked troves of Art Deco architecture." With many buildings in a state of disrepair, some are trying to raise awareness.
The New York Times
March 11, 2013, 8am PDT
For all his intentions to help the poorest in his country, Hugo Chávez's handling of the golden goose - Venezuela's massive oil wealth, was badly mishandled during his reign. Output decreased, debt increased, and he left behind a polarized society.
The Wall Street Journal
July 11, 2012, 7am PDT
Steve Whitman, AICP, and Sharon Ferguson discuss what planners need to know about Permaculture, a holistic, integrated system analysis and design tool that very few planners are using.
Practicing Planner
February 20, 2012, 5am PST
Recent liberalization of the country's property ownership rules by President Raul Castro have unleashed decades of pent-up demand for real estate and construction in Cuba, reports Victoria Burnett.
The New York Times
November 4, 2011, 5am PDT
According to Cuba's state-run newspaper, Cubans will be able to buy and sell residential property starting November 10. Damien Cave reports on the "excitement and fear" involved in the creation of a housing market and the future of the cities.
The New York Times
September 27, 2011, 5am PDT
New technology is allowing massive investment in oil drilling in North and South America, from Canada to Argentina. This article centers on the investment in the region's two largest economies, U.S. and Brazil, and its effect on energy geopolitics.
The New York Times - Americas
February 3, 2011, 10am PST
Many Cubans encounter difficulties in traveling throughout Havana as well as the entire country.
The Huffington Post
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
April 19, 2010, 11am PDT
The move towards growing produce locally in urban areas is not just a U.S. phenomenon, says CNN. China, Japan and Cuba have had agriculture in cities for decades.
CNN
August 29, 2009, 5am PDT
This video from the <em>BBC</em> looks inside some of the 200 urban farms that provide vegetables for Havana and the rest of Cuba.
BBC
January 12, 2009, 10am PST
As U.S.-Cuba relations evolve with a new presidential administration, author Richard Louv argues that officials should be careful about relying on commerce to save the country's decaying urban areas without preserving them.
Citiwire
December 20, 2008, 5am PST
With urban farms sprinkled throughout the island, Cuba is proving to be one of the world's most successful models of how to integrate agriculture into urban areas.
Reuters
June 12, 2008, 6am PDT
<p>Urban farms in Cuba have proven successful at feeding the country and providing hundreds of thousands of jobs.</p>
International Herald Tribune
April 4, 2008, 6am PDT
<p>Six weeks after taking office, Raul Castro has lifted the ban on Cubans staying in local hotels.</p>
The Miami Herald