Casco Life

City Post Covid: Empowerment is the Future

Panama, Casco Viejo, Casco Antiguo

Santa Ana Patrimonial


We are firm believers of the big powers of small actions, the micro, the power of one (both the number and one self!). In Casco, we´ve seen it work so many times. It is probably the only thing that works: when people are empowered.

During the lockdown due to covid, a group of residentes, authorities, and businesses in Santa Ana decided to do something about the street. To show that you could achieve a better neighborhood, healthier and more beautiful for everyone. The results have been fantastic. Wider side walks thanks to the magic of the artists involved (Canvas Urbano) and the volunteers that painted. Wider curves that slow traffic, making for safer streets. And a bus stop designed to keep social distancing, including a portable washing station.

This project, called ConVida (WithLife) was coordinated through Grupo Conservatorio and executed by many stakeholders, including the transit authority, local political representatives, resident volunteers and businesses.  ConVida is just getting started. This is a platform that will start to re activate spaces but more importantly minds, to transform this historic neighborhood from inside and by itself. Congratulations to everyone who participated in this vision and for the courage of making it happen!


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in Casco.
Arco Properties is the leading real estate agency focused exclusively on residential and commercial properties in Casco Antiguo since 2005. We are the only real estate company specializing in Casco Antiguo that donates 10% of its profits and 5% of the time of its staff in volunteering to non-profit organizations dedicated to the revitalization of the Human Heritage of the Casco Antiguo.
Arco Properties is an affiliate of Grupo Conservatorio. We are committed to inclusive and sustainable urban revitalization. We believe in the value of socially diverse communities and in building one affordable apartment for each high-end apartment.

For more information

  • Panamá: +507-228-6650
  • Calle 4a y Ave A, Edificio Cuatro Casas,
    Planta Baja, Casco Antiguo.