Medellin

Metro Cable

On Public Transit, Some of the World’s Best Sightseeing

From Los Angeles to Hong Kong to Sydney, the best—and the cheapest—views are on ferries, buses, trains, and gondolas.

August 23, 2019 - The New York Times

Medellin

The Resilience of Culture

Cultural institutions and heritage sites may contribute to a city’s social cohesion and attract investment.

March 22, 2019 - CityLab

Medellin

3 Reasons We Should Pay Attention to Medellín

Medellín has been called the most innovative city in the world, and recently hosted the World Urban Forum WUF7 to huge acclaim. It has taken back the city's public realm, found simple solutions to complex problems, and emphasized a "City for Life."

April 15, 2014 - Brent Toderian

Medellin Holiday Lights

Colombia's Carbon Neutral Christmas Wonderland

Medellín's spectacular holiday lights display draws thousands of tourists to Colombia's second-largest city every year. Few visitors are likely to realize that the energy intensive displays are carbon neutral.

December 25, 2013 - Next City

Medllin Skyline

Medellin Chosen as 'Innovative City of the Year'

From an initial list of 200 candidates, Medellín, Colombia has been selected as the winner of The Wall Street Journal and Citi's “City of the Year” competition.

March 2, 2013 - Urban Land

A Cable Car Comeback

Sophie Landrin looks at the global rise in the use of cable cars - the kind you find on a ski lift and not on the streets of San Francisco - as a transportation alternative. Several French cities are developing plans to become "wired".

November 9, 2012 - The Guardian

What Medellin Teaches Us About Design and Social Engagement

Michael Kimmelman ventures to Colombia's reborn second city to explore what new buildings and infrastructure have brought to the city's residents, what it has not, and what remains to be done.

May 20, 2012 - The New York Times

Lessons on Urban Redevelopment from Colombia's Divergent Design Stories

The cities of Bogotá and Medellín have made dramatic transformations over the last ten years, driven in large part by their influential mayors. But while one continues to soar, the other is in crisis, reports Justin McGuirk

April 17, 2012 - The Guardian

Street Gang's Extortion Causes Massive Bus Strike in Medellin

Extortion by street gangs has been a way of life for bus drivers in Medellin for years. But recent refusals to pay -- and subsequent murders of drivers -- has led to a massive bus strike.

August 1, 2011 - The City Fix

Exciting Things Happening in Medellín

Medellín, Colombia is better known for drug kingpins than architects, but a boom in exciting contemporary architecture with a humanitarian approach has both planners and designers flocking to the city.

May 11, 2010 - The Los Angeles Times

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Hand Drawing Master Plans

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