Positioning Medellín for a more Sustainable Future

By |2021-07-13T11:49:43+02:00July 13th 2021|Categories: Urban & Metropolitan Governance|Tags: , , , |

Many transitional cities have worked hard to develop planning tools that make a difference in people’s lives. And while Colombia’s “City of Eternal Spring”, Medellín, has made significant progress, it should now take it to the next level to become fully compatible with global sustainability agendas. By Santiago Mejía-Dugand

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Resilience After Covid19 – A System-Thinking Approach

By |2020-06-22T12:37:21+02:00June 18th 2020|Categories: Climate Change & Resilience, Global Urban Debates, Urban Health|Tags: , , , , , |

Resilience needs to be a priority in shaping the post-pandemic future, argues David Jácome-Pólit, outlining the advantages of system-thinking in urban planning.

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Escalating to Peace: How a Simple Investment Helped Change the Face of Colombia’s Most Dangerous Neighbourhood

By |2019-03-06T09:48:18+01:00March 6th 2019|Categories: Urban & Metropolitan Governance|Tags: , , , |

Comuna 13, also known as San Javier, used to be the most dangerous part of Medellín, cut off from the rest of the city and a place to avoid by all means. An ambitious infrastructure project has changed that, turning the district in a tourist destination.

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A City of Life: Medellín’s Plan to Protect and Promote Urban Biodiversity

By |2021-07-23T15:11:49+02:00May 16th 2018|Categories: Green & Smart Development|Tags: , , , |

Three years ago, the city of Medellín adopted a novel approach to manage and conserve biodiversity, launching Colombia’s first local action plan on urban biodiversity: “Medellín, a city of life.” Maria Mejia and Juliana Echeverri argue that this effort should inspire other cities to explore new methods and concepts that link biodiversity to human well-being, resilience, and economic development.

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