Following its internationalization strategy, the University of St.Gallen has an established presence in the Latin American region since 2011. Over the years, the University has steadily increased the activities of its representation there. In 2018, the University takes a step further and inaugurates the St.Gallen Institute of Management in Latin America (GIMLA) at the heart of Avenida Paulista, in São Paulo, Brazil. In 2022 the institute expanded to Medellin, Colombia.
Real estate developers are central agents of change and influence urban development throughout the world.
Smart cities are increasingly discussed in Latin America and seen as a new urban paradigm to answer the development challenges in the 21st century.
Almost a billion people live in slums and many more are inadequately housed. Affordable Housing is one of the great development challenges of our time.