Revitalization Project Will Extend Puerto Madero Toward La Boca

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The City of Buenos Aires is planning to extend Puerto Madero’s wave of waterfront renewal further south to an area of the city long neglected ever since the construction of the elevated highway to La Plata. That highway, like the General Paz beltway, has isolated southern neighborhoods like Barracas, La Boca and San Telmo from the waterfront and created several …

What Will The City of Buenos Aires Look Like In 2030?

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That’s the question architects and urban planners are asking now in an effort to avoid some of BA’s urban utopia missteps of the past half century. Or at least, viewed through a more optimistic prism, what it could look like. “We had an amazing city until the 1950’s, but since then we’ve had a growing demand for infrastructure, for train …

Buenos Aires City Planners Want To Double Density To 6 Million

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What’s the biggest problem in Buenos Aires?  Population density…as in it’s not dense enough, according to some Buenos Aires city planners who want to see Capital Federal’s population double from 3 million to 6 million. Plan To Double Buenos Aires Population is the headline of Franco Spinetta’s article in Diario Z which examines BA’s current population (basically 3 million for …

Buenos Aires Wins 2014 Sustainable Transportation Award

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The City of Buenos Aires has taken some giant steps forward in becoming a more sustainable city over the past five years. From the introduction of the first Metrobus line to the launch of the EcoBici program, BA is definitely a a more commuter and pedestrian-friendly metro these days….not any easy task for one of the World’s Top 5 MegaCities. Now …

New Palermo Shopping Center Remains In Retail Holding Pattern

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The grand opening of the Distrito Arcos Shopping Center never happened as originally planned in December, and the fate of Buenos Aires’ first open air retail development remains uncertain, according to Clarin’s ARQ. Retail stores like Prune, Street, Tucci and Vitamina are all stocked and ready to open in the new US$60 million retail complex, but a government agency is …