Buenos Aires is the political, economic and institutional heart of Argentina. However, the city faces growing challenges from social and economic inequality; informal settlements now house over 250,000 residents, while the gap between rich and poor in employment and life expectancy continues to widen.

Significant changes in weather patterns in the last 50 years have resulted in increased heavy rainfall and flooding that cause physical and economic loss. Flooding puts more pressure on the city’s urban infrastructure, which can cause power, water, and telephone outages that hamper recovery. The city has acted by developing a new Hydraulic Planning Master Plan with significant investments in the urban drainage system, while a Hydro-metrological Monitoring Network aims to increase preparedness and reduce emergency response times.

SHOCKS AND STRESSES
  • Aging Infrastructure
  • Crime / Violence
  • Cyber Attack
  • Economic Inequality
  • Environmental Degradation
  • Extreme Heat
  • Infrastructure Failure
  • Rainfall Flooding

Snapshot of Buenos Aires

  • 2,900,000

    POPULATION AS OF 2010

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