Towards the Human City – Colombia, Part 1

May 12th, 2015 United States of America


By: Global Urban Commons

Our first stop had to be Colombia, not only from the perspective of urban planning but also for reasons of personal attachment. The country deserved our admiration for the manner in which they had tackled the major challenges that led to periods of extreme violence: the huge inequalities, the active guerrillas, the lucrative narco-culture and its globalised drug economy, the weaknesses of public institutions and the fragmented civil society had jeopardised any hope for urban development and/or impetus from real urban leaders.

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