Urban Design Lab Handbook

Dialogue-Oriented Urban Transformation Processes and Practical Approaches from Latin America and the Caribbean








Banco Interamericano de Desarrollo (BID)


TU Wien

Latin America and the Caribbean constitute the second-most urbanized region in the world, with many cities still growing exponentially. Long-term strategies need to be developed to meet the resulting challenges. How can growing cities be planned without neglecting their urbanity? How can urban spatial growth be managed in tandem with social, environmental, cultural, and economic challenges?

Between 2013 and 2018, the Urban Design Lab worked in over twenty emerging cities in Latin America and the Caribbean. They developed dynamic planning tools that trigger transformative urban processes by engaging and empowering local communities. This handbook not only explains the context and emerging problems faced by the cities of Latin America and the Caribbean, but also proposes solutions for typical difficulties encountered within those urban conglomerations.

Editors: Roland Krebs, Markus Tomaselli
Publisher: Jovis
ISBN: 978-3-86859-562-8
Language: English
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