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Local governance, urban mobility and poverty reduction. Lessons from Medellin, Colombia

Grant reference: RES-167-25-0562

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Movilidad urbana & pobreza : aprendizajes de Medellin y Soacha, Colombia
English title: 'Urban mobility and poverty: Lessons from Medellín and Soacha, Colombia'. This book examines the experience of Medellín in seeking to reduce poverty and integrate large marginalised areas, marked by years of severe poverty and violence, into the urban fabric. It pays particular attention to the impact of two aerial cable-cars connecting high density hilly neighbourhoods with the rest of the city, and an associated urban upgrading programme. It also contrasts Medellín’s successful experience with that of Soacha, a municipality adjacent to Bogotá, Colombia’s capital city, where an aerial cable-car has been proposed as a means of linking two low-income hilly neighbourhoods with a main arterial road. The contrast between a well-resourced, well-managed municipality like Medellín with a dense and homogenously poor and institutionally weak municipality like Soacha offers valuable lessons to other cities in Latin America and elsewhere. Contributions draw from a two-year research project coordinated by the Development Planning Unit, University College London (UCL), in conjunction with Universidad Nacional de Colombia (Medellín campus) and Universidad de los Andes in Bogotá. In addition to the detailed case studies of Medellín and Soacha, the book also brings together cases in Latin America where aerial cable-cars have either been built or proposed in low-income neighbourhoods, including Caracas and Rio de Janeiro. This book is an invaluable resource for academics, urban professionals and advisors to municipal and national governments in transport, urban development and social development.
Spanish

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Editor Julio Davila

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9780957482302
Development Planning Unit, UCL & Universidad Nacional de Colombia
30 November 2012
Paperback
209
London
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Davila, Julio Editor (2012) Movilidad urbana & pobreza : aprendizajes de Medellin y Soacha, Colombia. London: Development Planning Unit, UCL & Universidad Nacional de Colombia.

Vancouver

Davila Julio (Editor). Movilidad urbana & pobreza : aprendizajes de Medellin y Soacha, Colombia. London: Development Planning Unit, UCL & Universidad Nacional de Colombia; 2012.