El Calvario, Venezuela
Mabe spearheaded UEF work in an informal settlement located in El Hatillo, which is part of the Metropolitan area of Caracas and located in South-East section of the city. El Hatillo is commonly known for its lowest density per hectare out of the five municipalities that compose Caracas, the lowest temperatures, the highest humidity rate, and a relatively higher vegetation-- when the big parks of El Parque Del Este, Jardin Botanico are taken out of the analysis -- being that they become outliers on humidity and heat urban islands) She is working on developing a multifunctional flower path in dedication to the Virgin Mary del Carmen, patron saint of the barrio and mother of Jesus Christ. The flower path will create an underground infrastructure to avoid mudslide risk and decrease humidity as well as Zika virus through landscape design and underground infrastructure that holds the soil and manages water. It will also serve to develop governance practices currently lacking.
NYC, NY and London, UK
Our work tries to understand the historic and current conflicting ideas and socio-economic-political and neighborhood policies in NY as well as London, to achieve a dialogue between Global North and Global South as well as experiment solutions at a community level. Our work has begun with a Health Assessment in an area of Brooklyn, whereby violence and strife, mirrors some of the same issues inhabitants in Venezuela and Brazil undergo in terms of violence, security, housing, and economic deficiencies. UEF experiments with a wide range of programs in London and NY meant to serve as a first attempt in solving Latin American issues with programmatic recommendations. We also strive to ensure democratic and strong governance.
The World Bank partnered through our Founder Mabe Garcia-Rincon to work on scaling-up the policy toolbox needed for a cross-sectoral multidisciplinary resilient coastline. Two variables were placed into the forefront of her analysis: climate variability and its effects on sand, tropical weather, rain variability, flooding, and extreme drought. Her research encompassed 17 countries with her core analysis being structured around the harmonization of policies in Anglo-Saxon and francophone countries. The result was the development of a 112,000 million dollar investment plan, vis-a-vis the analyses undertaken in an Analytical Service product that brought around 5 specialists.