Medellín will be hosting an international workshop at the National University Campus from the 12th to the 14th December 2011. The event, entitled “Governance, mobility and poverty reduction: Lessons from Medellin, Colombia”, aims to share the findings of the first systematic independent appraisal of the pioneering experience of Medellín on the use of aerial cable cars for public transportation supported by a set of urban upgrading interventions. This 19 month-research project is coordinated by University College London (UCL), in partnership with Universidad Nacional de Colombia (Medellin Campus) and Universidad de los Andes (Bogota).
The workshop looks to provide pointers for successful application in other cities of the world and will also reflect on the potential impact that this system might have for low-income neighbourhoods of Soacha, a municipality adjacent to Bogotá, Colombia’s capital city.
To learn more about the project and to pre-register follow the link below. The organisers will send you further information about the programme and other practical information about participating in the workshop, before the end of September 2011.