As evident in the numerous sessions at next week's World Urban Forum in Rio, we've been active in Latin America for many years here, on issues such as informality, housing, value capture, land use, and development. Now comes a new section in Spanish at the Lincoln Institute Web site, detailing publications, online education, and other resources for Spanish language users in the region and beyond. The new Spanish content provides updated detail on all of the activities of the Program on Latin America and the Caribbean, in classroom and distance education, research, publications, and online resources.he Lincoln Institute has extensive content in Spanish, including the book (and soon, a CD-ROM) Perspectivas urbanas: Temas críticos en políticas de suelo en América Latina (Urban Perspectives: Critical Land Policy Themes in Latin America), edited by Martim O. Smolka and Laura Mullahy, including 63 articles originally published in English in Land Lines between 1994 and 2005, and the CD-ROM Catastro e Información Territorial en América Latina, edited by Diego Erba. The full contents of both of these publications are also available for free download on the Web site, as are more than 100 working papers on Latin America in both English and Spanish. Online education offerings in Spanish also include Geographic Information Systems, Multipurpose Cadastres, and Financing of Cities with Land, in both self-paced and monitored formats, listed at https://www.lincolninst.edu/education/online-education/leo-lac.asp.
The new section includes a page for frequently asked questions (FAQs) addressing some of the most frequent inquiries that the Institute receives from users in Latin America. With this new section, Spanish-speaking users, including more than 8,000 currently registered with the Lincoln Institute, can now navigate in Spanish to learn more about programs and activities. Over 3,500 Portuguese-speaking Brazilians in the Institute database may also find that the Spanish interface facilitates their use of the site.