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Urban integration of an informal area

Just a few years ago the city of Medellín was considered a center of violence and criminal activity. Now a fairytale transformation stands in its place that attracted the 7th World Urban Forum (WUF7) in April 2014 to illustrate what can be achieved.

One of the catalysts for change, Urban integration of an informal area, continues to be implemented. Numerous measures and many stakeholders are involved in ensuring that the poorest receive only the best in infrastructure.

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Medellín’s transformation a leading example at World Urban Forum
Securing public space
Gold Award to an urban integration project in Colombia
“A ground-breaking approach to the reduction of slum formation” – Holcim Awards Jury
Project Entry 2008 for Latin America
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Medellín, Colombia
Gold 2008
Latin America
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