Arcos del Gourmet Will Bring Open Air Shopping to Palermo

Patrick Archer ba government, buenos aires events, lifestyle, real estate, tourism

A marathon session of negotiations between city and federal officials in Buenos Aires resulted in eleven major residential, commercial and mixed-use projects receiving legislative approval to commence auction, destruction, construction or in one bizarre case permission to continue construction…legally. The strange case is a massive new shopping/dining complex being built on a highly coveted, yet long abandoned, strip of real estate separating Palermo …

Model City: Miniature Buenos Aires Is A 3D Masterpiece

Patrick Archer ba government, buenos aires events, creative class, culture

Buenos Aires is a city where real estate developers typically make elaborate models to showcase new buildings, but nothing compares to this. Six architects from the BA Planning Department have created a 1:1,500 scale model of the entire City of Buenos Aires, the largest such model in all of Latin America. Dubbed 48 Barrios, 15 Comunas, the 36 x 36 …

The Most Livable Cities in Latin America: #1 Buenos Aires

Patrick Archer ba government, buenos aires events, competitiveness, culture, global rankings, hotels & casinos, lifestyle, tourism

The Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU) is out with their annual ranking of the world’s most livable cities and Buenos Aires is the number one metro in Latin America in terms of quality living conditions. Buenos Aires’ score of 86.3 places it atop all other major Latin American metros. According to EIU, metros with scores between 80-100 are considered top tier cities …

Bicing: Triple-Digit Surge in Demand for BA’s Free Bike Service

Patrick Archer ba government, competitiveness, lifestyle

When the City of Buenos Aires originally launched the free bicycle rental program, Mejor en Bici, in 2010, few could have envisioned the surge in demand. In fact, many observers and commenters voiced skepticism saying such a program works well in a metro like Barcelona, Hangzhou or Paris but would never catch on in car-centric, often congested BA. Fast forward …

Free WiFi in Buenos Aires Network Expanding Rapidly

Patrick Archer ba government, buenos aires events, competitiveness, technology

Eighteen months after launching free WiFi service in city parks, subways and public spaces, the City of Buenos Aires will be rolling out the service to all corners of Capital Federal by the end of the year. The first phase of “BA WiFi” is complete with free service in 15 of BA’s largest parks including Sarmiento, Centenario, Chacabuco and Indoamericano. …