The second volume of the series Ecological Design: Strategies for the Vulnerable City, presents a report of urban and national policies, strategies, and case studies to enhance public space and the territory in the most vulnerable urban areas of Latin America and the Caribbean through green infrastructure and nature-based solutions. These interventions offer multiple benefits to improve the quality of public space and increase the urban resilience of the most vulnerable settlements. This volume, Green Infrastructure and public space in Latin America and the Caribbean, provides evidence of the social, economic and environmental benefits of intervening in public space through nature, delineating a series of criteria and strategies for implementation. 30 public space and green infrastructure projects from Latin America and the Caribbean from the last twenty years will be presented. These projects, which stretch a diverse range of biogeographical regions and are inserted in extremely dissimilar contexts, will be analyzed for their contextual conditions, primary risks, initial premise, adopted solutions, construction and implementation processes, benefits provided including environmental and social, and their evolution through time.
Publisher: Inter-American Development Bank
Additional Authors: Jennifer Doherty-Bigara; Jeannette Sordi