Montevideo Bumps Buenos Aires For South America’s Best Quality Of Life

Patrick Archer competitiveness, creative class, culture, global rankings, lifestyle, uruguay

Buenos Aires and Montevideo usually take top honors as the best cities in South America in Mercer’s annual Quality of Living Worldwide City Rankings, and 2014 was no different although Montevideo nudged BA for the top spot. The Mercer Index which is designed to help multinational companies compensate employees fairly when placing them on international assignments takes into account a wide …

Buquebus Francisco Wins World LNG Fuels’ Black Diamond Award

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The new LNG-powered Buquebus Francisco, has only been in service for a few months, but it already has a trophy to display in its massive Duty Free Shop alongside the Tannat and Toblerones. The new US$150 million Catamaran just received the Black Diamond Award at the 2014 World LNG Fuels Conference in Houston, the industry’s premier event promoting natural gas …

Buenos Aires City Planners Want To Double Density To 6 Million

Patrick Archer ba government, buenos aires events, creative class, lifestyle, real estate

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 …

One-Year Moratorium Imposed On River Plate Rock Concerts

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September 27, 2013 will be remembered as the day the music died at the Estadio Monumental, the largest venue for sporting events and concerts in Buenos Aires. The City of Buenos Aires’ Government Control Agency (AGC) just slapped a one-year moratorium on all “events and shows” at the 67,000-seat venue, because of the unauthorized sale of alcoholic beverages during an …