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Medellin's Safe Route, one of Despacio's major projects of the last few years, is about to have its first birthday. The AMVA has conducted a count of bike use twice a month since the Safe Route's impelementation and can confirm that rush hour bicycle trips along the Avenida San Juan have increased between 270% (current)...

 WUF7 Panel on Electric Mobility This event discussed various aspects of electric mobility such as the life-cycle assessment and potential differences in this if energy is produced through hydroelectric or thermoelectric means. We analyzed different pilot projects underway in various countries and how these have shown...

"Before I Die” Wall The idea of the “Before I Die I Want To…” Wall comes from Candy Chang, who in her book says her motivation for doing so was understanding well the life stage that is normally evaded (death) and using it as a reflection for...

Training course “How can public space be appropriated to reduce inequality?  In this course, we discussed how interventions into urban public spaces can create multiple benefits for cities, their inhabitants and the relationship between the two: they create the appropriation of public space (causing feelings of...

Taking advantage of the concentration of local and international urban planners and policy consultants in Medellín for the World Urban Forum, this workshop examined urban policies to view specific time periods of each city and their policies. The story behind the success. It was an...

In this course, we discussed how interventions into urban public spaces can create multiple benefits for cities, their inhabitants and the relationship between the two: they create the appropriation of public space (causing feelings of belonging, caring relations, community, etc.) and are a way of...

As part of our work with ONU Habitat to support improvements in non-motorized transport in the Metropolitan Area of the Aburrá Valley (AMVA), we implemented—alongside the regional government—a Safe Route to the World Urban Forum that improved conditions for those arriving to the Forum on...

One way to show the work done within the framework of the UN Habitat agreement was to ride the safe route on bicycle, explaining from the beginning the participation of private business (Plaza Mayor) and the differences that existed among the various entities in Medellin’s...