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Medellín Participatory Inclusive Land Readjustment

Wednesday, 30 April, 2014
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DW's Director Allan Cain visited Medellín, Colombia in April 2014. At a global level, the Participatory and Inclusive Land Readjustment (PILaR) project is developing a methodology to help apply participatory and inclusive land readjustment in low or middle income countries. It is believed that a new approach to land readjustment, more participatory in the process and inclusive in the outcome, can help low and middle income cities grow in a more equitable and sustainable manner and therefore ensure that everybody in small and big cities can live in dignity.

The city of Medellín in Colombia has transformed from the most violent city in the world 20 years ago to one of the most progressive. In this remarkable turnaround in the city’s fortunes, city institutions linked up with other spheres of government to pursue a bold vision of ‘social urbanism’, at the heart of which was a consistent commitment to social inclusion and equality. Medellín’s innovative urbanism went beyond a physical makeover to include economic development driven by a series of catalytic projects to redevelop former industrial sites and run-down buildings for a range of new uses. The ingredients of this transformation included a shared sense of purpose and ambition, mature political leadership, long-term commitment and substantial devolution of powers and responsibilities to the city authorities.

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Visit to the Medellín PILaR Candelbra Project

Wednesday, 30 April, 2014
DW's director Allan Cain visited the Medellín PILaR Candelbra Project with a team from UN Habitat on the 30th of April 2014. At a global level, the UN Habitat's PILaR program is developing a methodology to help apply participatory and inclusive land readjustment in low or middle income countries. It is believed that a new approach to land readjustment, more participatory in the process and...

Juan Bobo Infill & Upgrading Project

Wednesday, 30 April, 2014
The objectives of the Quebrada Juan Bobo project were to: remove the homes situated on or directly adjacent to the stream (the homes that were at highest risk of being damaged by natural disaster); canalize the Juan Bobo stream; create public space via pedestrian ways, terraces, stairs, bridges, and gardens along the length of the stream; and relocate the displaced families in-situ via new mid-...

PILaR Candelbra Project

Wednesday, 30 April, 2014
La Candelaria is where the global pilot of the Participatory and Inclusive Land Readjustment (PILaR) is taking place. The pilot is a joint initiative of Medellin’s Institute of Housing and Habitat (ISVIMED), Medellin’s Department of Planning and the United Nations Human Settlements Programme (UN-Habitat), whose officials accompanied the visit. At a global level, the PILaR project is developing a...

Participatory and inclusive land readjustment in Medellín

Friday, 11 April, 2014
Videos taken during a workshop on participatory and inclusive land readjustment in Medellín led by Robert Lewis-Lettington. At a global level, the PILaR project is developing a methodology to help apply participatory and inclusive land readjustment in low or middle income countries. It is believed that a new approach to land readjustment, more participatory in the process and inclusive in the...

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