“Inclusiveness + innovation” overcoming Medellín’s dark past

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Public spaces that residents are proud of / Photo from FutureCapeTown

Interesting update on the impact of Medellín’s improved transport and public spaces on the city’s character (and seemingly its residents’ optimism), posted by FutureCapeTown in Sustainable Cities Collective. This piece looks at innovation, and includes a link to an earlier article on inclusion. Much – if not all – of what Medellín has achieved, especially in increasing safety and building economic strength, can work in other world cities; one of the most basic steps is acknowledging and including the poorest – and often newest – citizens in planning.