UrbanShift Regional Coordinator for Latin America
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 second UrbanShift City Academy in Latin America brought together participants from 30 cities for trainings on nature-based solutions and integrated climate action planning.
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.
Model: Public-Private Partnerships
UrbanShift's local intervention in Costa Rica aims to decarbonize the San José region through sustainable integrated urban planning, supporting efforts to formulate legal reforms, promote sustainable mobility infrastructure and restore green spaces.