UrbanShift Regional Coordinator for Latin America
The first UrbanShift Lab brought together 48 participants representing 23 institutions from the San José Metropolitan Area, Costa Rica, offering a hands-on workshop on urban regeneration.
The UrbanShift Lab in San José, Costa Rica was a two-day workshop organized by the World Resources Institute (WRI) in collaboration with the Multilevel Technical Table for Transit-Oriented Development (MTM-DUOT), the UN Development Programme (UNDP), and the Government of Costa Rica.
The event brought together 48 participants from 15 municipalities, representing 23 institutions that are part of MTM-DUOT and working closely on plans for urban regeneration along San José's proposed electric train line.
Together, these high-level technical representatives explored the context of urban regeneration in Costa Rica as well as the opportunities and challenges in the areas impacted by the train line, and collaborated on an in-depth design exercise to address accessibility and sustainable development in downtown Heredia.
Below, you can find agendas, presentations and photographs from the UrbanShift Lab in San José, Costa Rica.
The first UrbanShift City Academy in Latin America and the Caribbean brought together participants from 25 cities to receive training on urban biodiversity planning and management and designing vibrant, people-centric neighborhoods.
UrbanShift’s geospatial analysis for the San José metropolitan region will support urban actors to incorporate biodiversity into planning mechanisms and transform decision-making processes toward valuing the benefits of nature.
At this three-day workshop, city and national officials from Latin America shared their experiences and discussed approaches and mechanisms for financing local climate adaptation.
The three-day workshop brought together 24 Latin American cities to learn about and exchange ideas on developing vibrant, sustainable neighborhoods and promoting urban biodiversity as strategies to create greener and more resilient cities.