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OneReport: The Future of Latin America and the Caribbean

The Atlantic Council and the Inter-American Development Bank have released a report that explores the potential landscapes of Latin America and the Caribbean in 2030. The report,
Latin America and the Caribbean 2030: Future Scenarios, was released today, and lays out six potential futures, based on how global and regional developments could affect the region. The report finds that minimal outside intervention, embracing of better governance and economic integration can lead to 57 million more Latin Americans joining the middle class, massive decreases in homicides, and a higher-value-added economy, while fragmentation and erosion of governance can produce the opposite affects.

To read the full report, click here.
Article2New Report from WaterAid

Ahead of #WorldToiletDay on November 19, Wateraid released a report discussing urban sanitation, and reveals the world's hardest place to find a toilet. The report focuses on India, a country that has sanitation resources that cannot keep up with its rapid urbanization. India has the largest amount of urbanites in the world- 157 million- living without safe, private toilets, and nearly 41 million that practice open defecation. Despite the Indian government's campaign to make sanitation a priority, there is a long way to go. The report also explores sanitation issues in war-ravaged South Sudan, economically booming Nigeria, and fast-growing China, each with their own struggles for proper sanitation.

To read the full report, click here.  
Article3Event: How to Address Youth Homelessness

The Urban Institute, the Office of the Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation at the US Department of Health and Human Services, along with the National Network for Youth and the National Alliance to End Homelessness, are hosting a live webinar to discuss one of the most pressing urban issues: youth homelessness. The webinar, 

When: Tuesday, December 6
2:00-3:00 PM EST

This webinar will be live, and is open to all. Click here to register.
Event: Land Tenure in Tanzania

Join USAID LandLinks, the Global Donor Working Group on Land, and the FAO for an online event exploring land tenure and property rights in Tanzania. This webinar will be presented by the primary author of  USAID's  updated  Tanzania Land Tenure Country Profile, Dr. Maureen Moriarty-Lempke. Following the land tenure discussion, there will be a 15 minute overview of the Voluntary Guidelines on the Responsible Governance of Tenure of Land, Fisheries, and Forests in the Context of National Food Security (VGGT), presented by The Cloudburst Group's Karol Boudreaux.
When: Wednesday, December 7
8:00 AM EST

The webinar will be live. Click here to register.
NewsIn the News and Around the Web
  • Citiscope evaluates the urban innovation challenges for Bangladesh here.
  • What rights do sanctuary cities have to keep their doors open? Find out here.
  • Michael Bloomberg and Patricia de Lille contribute to the discussion on investing in sustainable cities here.
  • For a look back, Guardian Cities explores 4000 years of globalization history. Read it here.
Traffic heads into Accra's central business district- a route taken by nearly 2 million people each day. Traffic congestion in West Africa is becoming an increasingly urgent issue. Source: Guardian Cities
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