In cities around the world, an estimated 15 million people scrape together a living through informal waste picking. Many of them are women, children, elderly, unemployed, or migrants, who work...

Judy Baker |

Also available in: Español | 中文 [[tweetable]] Why resilient cities need resilient housing. [[/tweetable]] Download the full version of the slideshow here.  The scene is as familiar as it is tragic...

Luis Triveno, Elizabeth Hausler, Niels Holm-en, Peter Yanev |

Cities are Brazil’s economic powerhouse—they produce almost 90% of the GDP and are the major drivers of the country’s growth and development. Rapid and unplanned urbanization, however, has led to...

Ede Ijjasz-Vasquez, Emanuela Monteiro |

Building earthquake-resistant housing in Peru. Photo: USAID/OFDA, Auriana Koutnik/Flickr When a hurricane, earthquake or other natural disaster strikes a poor country, families too often suffer a...

Luis Triveno, Niels Holm-en |

Photo: Pierre-Yves Babelon/Shutterstock In an effort to harness the benefits of urbanization and improve the living conditions of the urban poor, Latin American countries have experimented with...

Luis Triveno |