April 26, 2012

Addressing the Informal City: Medellin, Colombia

Medellin, Columbia - The poorer neighborhoods are located on the hills, along the outskirts of downtown. Source

In the following lecture, Medellin's former mayor, Sergio Fajardo, explains how opportunities are provided in the poorest of neighborhood was achieved and how he addressed the three major issues in society inequality, violence, and corruption. Building schools, public spaces, apartment buildings, bridges, cable car line, soccer fields, etc in the poorest of places, which provides the same quality of building as seen in the richest parts of town. Fajardo states that his success is linked to his transparency in office, it all was completed 'without stealing a single peso' during his time in office. Political Equator 3 was organized by Teddy Cruz of UC San Diego in 2011.

See Also:

Addressing the Informal City: Europe

Over 50 Millions people in 15 member States of the United Nation economic Commission for Europe live in informal settlements

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