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Urban Planning in Latin American Cities

The opportunity for development begins with urbanization, which occurs due to the increase in population and with it comes industrialization, generating jobs and growth, as well as modernization of Latin American cities, giving a more advanced aspect to the world according to architectural trends.

Urbanizing in a conscious way, prioritizing people and the environment and the right to sell Green Architecture allows creating safer environments, giving greater security and comfort in the rest of the inhabitants, today is increasingly accelerated development that Latin America lives, the mistakes of the past have allowed to create important advances, such as generating connectivity, is that mobility to places are increasingly faster, that the roads are accessible and although it will take time, we have the advantage that we know the mistakes.

Proyecto de ciudad planeada en Colonia, Uruguay. Foto: Estudio Gómez Platero

Currently, the most urbanized areas are:

North America: 82 % urban population.

Latin America and the Caribbean: 81 %.

Europe: 74 %.

Oceania: 68 %.

Let's talk a little about one of the Latin American cities that are an example of development and that learned very well from its past, Medellín, located in Colombia, making it today one of the most intelligent cities, despite the fact that in the past it was ranked as one of the most violent in the world.

"The reasons that make Medellín one of the smartest cities are determined by 10 dimensions that were

determined by 10 dimensions that were taken into account in the study: human capital, social cohesion, economy, public management, governance, environment, mobility and transportation, urban planning, international projection and technology."

(El Tiempo, 2017)


Another factor in the growth of cities such as Monterrey, located in Mexico and ranked as the most modern city in that country, shows how the initiative of the government and private companies have allowed progress and development.

In Arraiján one of the most relevant road works is being carried out since the bridge of the Americas, this will significantly improve mobility, create a real estate increase, new governmental projects and with it progress, another of the advances that are being carried out is the solution of the Aqueduct problems that it has presented for years. It is today one of the most attractive areas for investment due to its growth. No more of the places that are in constant progress remember, one of the great learnings that has had the architecture and development is the need for sustainable architecture and design, this because for a place to be prosperous requires that its environment is facilitating, and its resources are accessible.



My name is Gabriel Solano Lázaro, I am an architect in Panama City and editor of this Architecture & Design Blog.

I founded Grupo Ideas with my partner Jaqueline Molina in 2016, we are an architecture firm dedicated to residential, commercial, and urban design.

If you have any questions, write to my email

Follow me on my Twitter account @gabrielsolanola, I will continue to share information about architecture.

I wish you a day of success.

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