PEAK Impacts | Evolving toward sustainability - The challenge for existing cities

Impact Case Study

Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC) is the second most urbanised region in the world, with 80% of its population living in urban areas. But urban population growth in the region is now declining and is expected to grow below the world average over the next decades. Many existing cities are characterised by informal settlements, fragile, disaster-prone locations, and poorly planned development. How then can LAC cities become more sustainable?

Research and analysis by EAFIT University’s Research in Spatial Economics (RISE) group explores a range of evidence and interventions that could improve life for citizens and protect the environment in existing cities