15,000 Recycling Bins Coming To Buenos Aires Neighborhoods

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After a successful pilot program in Palermo last year, the City of Buenos Aires is expanding its long-awaited recycling program to five additional neighborhoods beginning with Recoleta. Work crews have already begun distributing 400 new campanas verdes (green bells) to designated areas on the streets and corners of Recoleta. Each container is 1.6 meters (5.2 feet) high with wide slots …

Buenos Aires New Construction Requests Down 60%

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City of Buenos Aires new construction requests fell 60% last year which means 2014 will be another year of diminished construction and sales activity, according to new data from Reporte Inmobiliario. In 2013, Buenos Aires builders and developers submitted requests for 713,188 square meters of new construction, a 58% decline from the 1.705 million square meters submitted in 2012. The 2012 …

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 …

Palermo School Shuttered Suddenly To Make Way For High-Rise

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The Buenos Aires parents and teachers of several hundred students who attended a Palermo private school woke up New Year’s Day with a serious hangover, but Chandon and Fernet were not los culpables. While most BA residents were out celebrating New Year’s Eve with friends and family, professional movers were busy removing all of the furniture, desks, chalkboards and documents …