BRIEFSInstitutionalising Disaster Risk Management: Latin America’s Systems Approach
How are Latin American countries mainstreaming decentralised, democratic and participatory strategies to disaster risk management across public policy? Through a systems approach, the region is making important advances.
BRIEFSCity-level Climate Change Adaptation Strategies: The Case of Quito, Ecuador
The City of Quito is successfully mainstreaming innovative adaptation practices into development planning under a participative management platform. So how has it been possible to push forward these reforms?
BRIEFSLatin American Experience in Combining Disaster Risk Management with Poverty Reduction
Latin American countries are implementing a range of innovative strategies to address the underlying causes of disaster risk, while at the same time promoting social inclusion and productive growth.
BRIEFSDisaster Risk Reduction in Urban Areas
Urban expansion in marginal city areas increases the risk of fatalities and home devastation when extreme weather occurs. But many Latin American cities are successfully tackling disaster risk, driven by...
BRIEFSStrategic Planning in Latin America
Strategic Planning has contributed to the emergence of a new style of urban governance based on participation, cooperation and shared responsibility.
SPOTLIGHT ON KNOWLEDGESpotlight on Publications: Urban Environmental Governance
Latin American cities are tackling environmental challenges through governance mechanisms and initiatives at the local level. The following list of publications highlights key research, policy analysis, and case studies focusing...
GUIDEAddressing the Urban Challenge in Integral and Inclusive Ways
The world’s urban population multiplied ten-fold during the 20th century. Since Latin America has an advanced urban transition, its initiatives offer interesting lessons learned to help create inclusive, environmentally sustainable...
BRIEFSUrban Upgrading With Social Inclusion: The Case of Villa Tranquila
Slum upgrading programmes based on social inclusion and community participation can promote a local sense of pride, ownership and social integration in new urban infrastructure, as demonstrated by this case...
SPOTLIGHT ON ORGANISATIONSSpotlight on Organisations: Urban Environmental Governance
A variety of institutions are tackling environmental challenges through governance mechanisms and initiatives at the city level. Focusing on issues ranging from housing, land policy and slum upgrading, to disaster...
BRIEFSFocus Cities Programme: Multi-stakeholder Participation in City Governance
Three case studies from cities in Peru, Bolivia and Argentina show how urban environmental governance can become more effective by including residents, researchers and local governments in diagnosing problems and...