Ascendant Public Architecture
Over the next months while the Design with the Other 90%: CITIES exhibition is on display at the United Nations Headquarters in New York several individuals whose own research explores the exhibition’s subject matter have been invited to write blog entries sharing their insights, related research and projects. – Cynthia E. Smith, Curator of Socially...
Cooper-Hewitt: Medellín- Design Transformation
Join us for a unique discussion of Medellín, Columbia's transformation from one of the most violent cities in the world to a vital community whose new architecture carries the powerful message of social and educational inclusion. "Our most beautiful buildings must be in our poorest areas": these are the words of former mayor of Medellin,...
Why Design Now?: Medellín, Colombia
Why? A team of architects and urban planners, social workers and citizens has transformed Medellín, Colombia, from the most violent city in the world into a community whose architecture carries a powerful message of social inclusion. Public buildings, parks, libraries, schools, and museums were inserted in the most desperate neighborhoods to provide crucial public services....
Medellín Metrocable and Northeast Integral Urban Project CITIES exhibition
2010. Editors: Juan Osorio Salas, Telemedellín, Universidad EAFIT–Medellín, Colombia, Urbam Medellín, Center for Urban and Environmental Studies, EAFIT. Courtesy of editors. New public transportation and elevated cable cars, coupled with the design of social and physical interventions through the Integral Urban Project, have successfully transformed Medellín into an inclusive city for all of its residents.