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A playful way to make a point about traffic safety is also a sophisticated programme to aid at-risk youth.
Johnny Magdaleno December 18, 2017
20 cities across Latin America and the Caribbean are finalists in a competition for ideas to make cities better.
Christopher Swope July 8, 2016

More cities are expected to follow the lead of Santiago, Chile by harnessing the sun and wind as energy sources for transit networks, Fast Company reports. 

July 5, 2016

A Mexican startup has teamed with LoJack on a fleet of unmanned aircraft that can augment law enforcement, reports. 

May 24, 2016

A sharp increase in ozone levels is occurring despite anti-pollution efforts, PRI reports. 

May 18, 2016

Record low traffic fatalities in 2015 followed a concerted citywide effort to reduce speeds and improve pedestrian safety, the World Resources Institute says. 

May 5, 2016
While many Habitat III national reports are overdue, they continue to be finalized — and offer a fascinating glimpse of the global spectrum of urbanization trends today.
Gregory Scruggs April 29, 2016
At this week’s Habitat III regional meeting for Latin America, many felt an important perspective was missing.
Gregory Scruggs April 21, 2016
This week’s Habitat III regional meeting for Latin America and the Caribbean took place outside of the usual iconic urban environs. But the workaday capital of Mexico State is exactly the type of city the New Urban Agenda will need to address.
Gregory Scruggs April 20, 2016
The final regional meeting in the Habitat III process takes place this week in Mexico, six months before the conference convenes in Quito.
Gregory Scruggs April 18, 2016
In typical fashion, Medellín's latest innovation aims to achieve many goals at once.

Medellín’s transformation from a violent haven for drug cartels into an urban innovator offers lessons for other cities, the Lee Kuan Yew World City Prize says.

March 28, 2016

Tons of waste is dumped in Guanabara Bay daily, threatening ecosystems and locals who rely on the waterway for fishing, Global Post reports. 

March 9, 2016

The Venezuelan government encourages city dwellers to grow food and even created a Ministry of Urban Farming, NPR reports. 

February 22, 2016
The world’s most dangerous active volcano sits close to Ecuador’s capital.
Gregory Scruggs February 19, 2016

Rio should instead upgrade the essential infrastructure in favelas and showcase these ‘cultural assets’ to the world, The Conversation says.

February 1, 2016
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