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In typical fashion, Medellín's latest innovation aims to achieve many goals at once.

Medellín’s transformation from a violent haven for drug cartels into an urban innovator offers lessons for other cities, the Lee Kuan Yew World City Prize says.

March 28, 2016

Buenos Aires, São Paulo, Santiago and Medellín offer some attractive advantages for startups, but downsides can include bureaucracy and economic instability, Gigaom reports. 

September 10, 2014
Yes and no, writes journalist Letty Reimerink, who spent three months studying the escalators' economic and social effects in the city's Comuna 13.
Letty Reimerink July 24, 2014

Colombia’s first chief resilience officer is strongly influenced by his experiences working on social justice in South Africa, the Rockefeller Foundation says.

June 10, 2014

Medellín is to craft a citywide resilience strategy with assistance from the Rockefeller Foundation, according to Urb. im.

April 14, 2014
Strong mayors, bold projects and a relentless focus on inequality haven't solved all of Medellín's problems, but have put the city on the right path.
Christopher Swope April 11, 2014
Decentralization of power in Colombia in the 1980s and '90s gave transformative mayors who came later more power to govern.
Christopher Swope April 9, 2014
You've probably heard of the drug lord Pablo Escobar. Medellín would rather you know Mariela Espinosa Arango, who stood up to him.
Christopher Swope April 8, 2014
Medellín's population exploded after 1950. The city has been playing catch-up with all that growth ever since.
Christopher Swope April 7, 2014

Cali had an opportunity to watch and learn from the achievements and mistakes of Colombia’s more celebrated cities – and it’s applying those lessons wisely, according to a post on Sustainable Cities Collective.

December 2, 2013

Cable cars credited with crime reduction, neighborhood integration

November 17, 2013

Neighborhood outreach and investment in public spaces improve security

November 6, 2013
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