Carlin Carr's blog

The complexity of resilience

On 24th August, a 6.2 magnitude earthquake struck the centre of Italy and almost destroyed the town of Amatrice, also heavily damaging other villages and towns in the area. With almost 300 killed, it left thousands more without a roof over their heads apart from the damage to the infrastructure and disruption of the socio-economic aspects of their daily lives.Read more.

Urban Sanitation: A Messy Problem for Habitat III

One in three people in the world lack access to a toilet. The traditional view is that lack of access to toilets is a problem in rural areas. But with rapid urbanization across the developing world, the number of people without access to proper sanitation who live in cities is growing rapidly. This serious urban problem presents a host of new challenges for cities looking to improve sanitation. Since 2011, with Global Communities, I have overseen a series of water and sanitation projects in both rural and urban Ghana. During that time, we’ve identified some of the biggest challenges of urban sanitation.

Grassroots organizations and the New Urban Agenda

While Habitat III is proudly advertising the participatory and inclusive city and while there are many NGOs involved in side and networking events during the conference, grassroots initiatives and Civil Society Organisations (CSOs) are gravely underrepresented.

How a little paint can transform a street

Even as thousands of urbanists from around the world were arriving in Quito for the United Nations’ Habitat III summit on cities, workers in and around the conference venue were still hanging signs, assembling exhibits and brushing topcoats of paint on nearby buildings.

How Quito spruced itself up for Habitat III

Even as thousands of urbanists from around the world were arriving in Quito for the United Nations’ Habitat III summit on cities, workers in and around the conference venue were still hanging signs, assembling exhibits and brushing topcoats of paint on nearby buildings.

Las TICs en México

En días pasados, el Instituto Nacional de Estadística y Geografía (INEGI) en colaboración con la Secretaría de Comunicaciones y Transportes (SCT) y el Instituto Federal de Telecomunicaciones (IFT) realizaron la Encuesta Nacional sobre Disponibilidad y Uso de Tecnologías de la Información en los Hogares (ENDUTIH) 2015.Read more.

¿¿Qué esperar en la segunda mitad? (Parte IV)

En la pasada entrega comenté acerca de un posible cambio en el crecimiento económico esperado, así como la situación delicada en materia de seguridad e impunidad hoy en día. De igual forma, señalé que había indicios de un posible nuevo recorte presupuesto durante este año, y así fue.Read more.

¿Qué esperar en la segunda mitad? (Parte III)

En la entrega anterior comenté acerca de lo que esperaba de crecimiento económico para este año, así como algunos datos referentes a la generación de empleos formales. Asimismo, señalé las reformas constitucionales logradas a la fecha, y cómo se pueden “empaquetar” en diferentes vertientes. Read more.