Supporting Innovation: Case Studies from Latin America on Sustainable Housing and Community Development

By Jennifer Graeff, AICP

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In 2010, APA received its first ECPA award — a 30-month endeavor to promote sustainable urban planning in Latin America and the Caribbean.

APA focused on supporting practitioners, local authorities, academics, and community groups in their efforts to better integrate sustainable planning techniques and policies into daily practice. APA was also interested in advancing the planning profession as its own discipline, rather than a subset of architecture.

To do this, APA created capacity-building opportunities among local officials and planners within participating countries, established technical and educational exchanges, and supported the development of institutions that promote long-term exchanges of best practices among planners and policy makers across the region.

Overall, the program objectives focused on:

  •  building city and regional planning capacity throughout Latin American and the Caribbean
  • providing training for government officials
  • providing specific professional technical assistance to participating countries
  • developing and disseminating exemplary planning practices to key public and private decision makers through local and technical efforts

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Page Count
50
Date Published
Oct. 1, 2015
Format
Adobe PDF
Publisher
None

About the Author

Jennifer Graeff, AICP
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Table of Contents

Overview

The Energy and Climate Partnership of the Americas Urban Planning Initiative

APA’s Sustainable and Inclusive Housing and Community Development Program

Selecting the demonstration projects

The value of planning and ECPA

Innovative Demonstrations Projects in Latin America

Mexico
Bolivia
Peru

Appendix

Brazil
By the Numbers: ECPA 2
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