Colombia

The country’s Workforce Social Impact Bond, launched March 29, is a first for a developing nation.
David Hatch April 12, 2017
From hyper-local food production to city-wide urban developments, concrete examples of ways cities are taking action.
Athlyn Cathcart-Keays January 19, 2017
Urban policy key to turning the corner from 50 years of civil war, policymakers and advocates say.
Maria Clara Valencia December 9, 2016
In an interview with Citiscope, Peñalosa discusses his return to office, fighting inequality and some downsides of decentralization.
Neal Peirce and Gregory Scruggs October 7, 2016

An upcoming World Bank report cites two cities in Colombia and one in Brazil as models for overcoming urban violence. 

September 15, 2016
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

In math metaphors and hand drawings, Sergio Fajardo lays out his city’s transformation.

Neal Peirce April 16, 2014

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

April 14, 2014

There are not, we repeat not, escalators on every hillside of this city.

Christopher Swope April 11, 2014

The utility runs water, gas, electric and almost everything else, and turns 30 percent of its profits to the city budget.

Christopher Swope April 9, 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

The 15-minute ride to Parque Arvi is a trip to another world.

Christopher Swope April 6, 2014
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