Central and South America

January 13, 2016, 12pm PST
The awarding of the Pritzker Prize to the 48-year-old Alejandro Aravena sends a strong signal about the architecture world's focus on social responsibility.
Curbed
January 7, 2016, 11am PST
This is cool: a Brazilian publisher created pocket books that double as transit tickets—and gave away 10,000 of them, each loaded with ten free transit rides.
Open Culture
December 20, 2015, 7am PST
The world lacks any significant number of museums focused primarily on the issues of planning. Rio de Janeiro, however, will soon add one to the inventory.
Next City
December 5, 2015, 1pm PST
Mexico City is considering a novel transit idea: two-person gondolas gliding along an aerial track. The costs of such a system may be far lower than extending the subway system.
Quartz
November 23, 2015, 10am PST
With water shortages in São Paulo making headlines around the world, Brazil is rethinking its approach to water infrastructure. Arup's Pablo Lazo gives his perspective on the various entities that are acting for change.
Doggerel
September 15, 2015, 11am PDT
Where pedestrian-only streets have failed to draw business, the problem may be a failure to think big enough.
The Globe and Mail
September 4, 2015, 8am PDT
A study of two cities at opposite ends of the urban spectrum demonstrate how density matters for a number of ecological services.
Pacific Standard
July 25, 2015, 5am PDT
Interested in finding the road less traveled by? Walkonomics has launched in seven cities around the globe.
ASLA The Dirt
May 13, 2015, 2pm PDT
Evidence is building up that the Brazil's extravagant spending on the World Cup soccer championships last year won’t have the last positive impacts promised by government officials. Next up for Brazil: the Olympics.
NPR
April 24, 2015, 2pm PDT
A new exhibit at MoMA celebrates the "fitfully idealistic" architecture of Latin America, 1955 through 1980. Broad in scope, the exhibition ranges from Brasília's bold utopianism to the community-focused tactics of Bo Bardi.
The Economist
April 8, 2015, 1pm PDT
Urban city centers have been decaying for years in Latin America, however, with renewed interest by Latin American governments, these city cores are once again being revitalized. Arup Connect spoke with urban design leader Pablo Lazo to learn how.
Arup Connect
March 23, 2015, 2pm PDT
Kudos are in order for the Central American nation of Costa Rica. We suspect running your country without burning fossil fuels is its own reward, however.
Science Alert
March 11, 2015, 5am PDT
With one of the fastest growing economies in the world, Brazil is at the cusp of major change. Arup's Gustavo Ferreria discusses the role that public-private partnerships are playing in modernizing and expanding the country's infrastructure systems.
Arup Connect
February 20, 2015, 10am PST
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.
New York Times
January 13, 2015, 2pm PST
An article by Woodbury University Professor Anthony Fontenot examines the effects of a history of opposition to planning as a centralized arm of the state, and proposes a way forward.
Places Journal
December 16, 2014, 7am PST
Known as the Lima Accord, after the capital of Peru where representatives from 200 nations met for two weeks, a deal was reached to reduce greenhouse gas emissions in preparation for talks to be held in Paris in December. But is it strong enough?
The New York Times
December 4, 2014, 11am PST
A new report from the World Resources Institute illustrates how Brazil is preparing its cities to deal with climate change.
The City Fix
November 15, 2014, 9am PST
The new safety law allows women to request a stop at any location along a bus route after 10 pm, in an effort to increase women's safety in transit.
The City Fix
October 29, 2014, 11am PDT
Around the world, countries are building new dams for hydroelectric power at a frenzied pace. Vox examines the benefits and drawbacks of hydroelectric power.
Vox
October 7, 2014, 7am PDT
According to a newly released study by the World Wildlife Fund, the Zoological Society of London, and other NGOs, the world has lost half of its biodiversity, particularly in fresh water ecosystems and in developing nations.
The Wall Street Journal