URBAN TRANSFORMATION IN SLUM DISTRICTS THROUGH PUBLIC SPACE GENERATION AND CABLE TRANSPORTATION AT NORTHEASTERN AREA: MEDELLIN, COLOMBIA

Abstract

Author(s): Carolina BLANCO, Hidetsugu KOBAYASHI

One out of every two people in this world lives in a city. A sense of wealth and increased opportunities, have been traditionally associated with the cities if compared with the rural areas. Nowadays cities expansion is experiencing the growth of large slum areas -notably in developing countries- threatening all levels of quality of life of their population. This paper presents some of the characteristics and circumstances associated with the origins of slums and their consequences in the urban core. It presents the integral approach of the local government of Medellin in Colombia applied within former slum areas, including the introduction of an aerial massive transportation system known as “Metrocable” (aerial mono-cable gondolas) which was introduced, connecting the informal areas of the Northeastern communes, with the rest of the urban network “Metro”. It is suggested by the results that the strategies that accompanied the Public Space and Mobility programs, initiated a radical transformation on internal and external perceptions within the area. This transformation was based not only on the real-estate finances, but on the understanding of the socio-spatial fundamentals and the community-oriented planning

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