Noticias

  • How are cities' accelerating growth affecting their poorest children?

    The author of a study on rapid urbanisation examines the effects on street kids in four major Asian cities.

     

    03 Mar 2014
    Fuente:
    The Guardian
  • The Developing World's Urban Population Could Triple by 2210

    It took 10,000 years – a hundred centuries – for the world’s urban population to swell to three and a half billion people, its current level. As scores of headlines have noted, this means that half the world’s population currently lives in urban areas. How much longer will it take to complete this ongoing "urbanization project"?

    20 Feb 2014
    Fuente:
    CityLab
  • The amazing endurance of slums

    By 2050, the world's urban population will swell to 6.25 billion, with 5.1 billion people living in cities in the developing world. Of these, as many as 2 billion people will live in slums.

    23 Ene 2014
    Fuente:
    CityLab
  • In Mexico, a City's Scar Becomes its Most Prized Park

    Jessica Lopez, a four-year old with a shy smile, has suffered severe chronic asthma attacks since she was born. Her condition always worsened in the fall, when dust rose up from the abandoned fields that bordered her family’s modest one-room house.

    20 Ene 2014
    Fuente:
    Citiscope
  • Why So Many Emerging Megacities Remain So Poor

    If urbanization really helps drive economic development, why do many global cities remain poor? This is the core paradox that Harvard economist Edward Glaeser turns to in his latest research, published as a National Bureau of Economic Research working paper in December.

    16 Ene 2014
    Fuente:
    CityLab
  • Why cities matter in the developing world

    Half the world's population lives in cities today, a figure that will increase to 70 percent by 2050. In that same time period, McKinsey Global Institute projects that the economic output of the 600 largest cities and metro areas is projected to grow $30 trillion, accounting for two-thirds of all global growth.

    14 Ene 2014
    Fuente:
    CityLab
  • Space–time correlations in urban sprawl

    Understanding demographic and migrational patterns constitutes a great challenge. Millions of individual decisions, motivated by economic, political, demographic, rational and/or emotional reasons underlie the high complexity of demographic dynamics. Significant advances in quantitatively understanding such complexity have been registered in recent years, as those involving the growth of cities but many fundamental issues still defy comprehension. We present here compelling empirical evidence of a high level of regularity regarding time and spatial correlations in urban sprawl, unravelling patterns about the inertia in the growth of cities and their interaction with each other. By using one of the world's most exhaustive extant demographic data basis—that of the Spanish Government's Institute INE, with records covering 111 years and (in 2011) 45 million people, distributed among more than 8000 population nuclei—we show that the inertia of city growth has a characteristic time of 15 years, and its interaction with the growth of other cities has a characteristic distance of 80 km. Distance is shown to be the main factor that entangles two cities (60% of total correlations). The power of our current social theories is thereby enhanced.

    20 Nov 2013
    Fuente:
    The Royal Society Publishing
  • Encuentro Iberoamericano de Movilidad Urbana Sostenible

    El III EIMUS ha sido promovido por la Federación Iberoamericana de Urbanistas (FIU), la Asociación Iberoamericana de Movilidad Urbana para la Sostenibilidad (ASIMUS), miembro de la FIU, y la Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú (PUCP). 

    30 Jul 2013
  • Espacio Público. Urbanismo y Movilidad. 4 Conferencias Online

    La FIU inicia con este ciclo un nuevo formato de comunicación mediante cuatro CIBERCONFERENCIAS. Se trata de un ciclo abierto de conferencias que se desarrollará cada primer miércoles de mes a lo largo del próximo otoño.

    30 Jul 2013
  • Segundo Seminario Internacional Repensar la Metrópoli II

    En esta última década la población de los barrios céntricos se ha trasladado hacia zonas periféricas. La expansión incontrolada ha rebasado los límites político-administrativos correspondientes a las jurisdicciones de los gobiernos locales, generando nuevas situaciones de gran complejidad en los órdenes de la gobernanza y la institucionalidad metropolitana. La normatividad se ha visto rebasada y la calidad de vida disminuida. 

    30 Jul 2013

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