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Saturday | Inside Colombia

Medellin: from murder capital to model city

Residents of MedellA n's poorest slums used to be suspicious of strangers. Who in their right minds would be wandering the winding steps up the steep slopes of their neighborhoods, controlled by local criminal gangs so violent that even police feared to go there? MedellA n flaunted its makeover as it hosted UN Habitat's World Urban Forum with tours ... (more)

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Fri Apr 18, 2014

US News & World Report

Latin America's Booming Middle Class Brings Good and Bad News

Recently, the World Bank released statistics revealing, for the first time in history, that by 2016 Latin America's middle classes will outnumber the region's poor.

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Related Topix: World News, Colombia, Brazil, Opinion

Thu Apr 17, 2014

BBC News

Author Gabriel Garcia Marquez dies

Garcia Marquez was considered one of the greatest Spanish-language authors, best known for his masterpiece of magic realism, One Hundred Years of Solitude.

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The Dirt

Medellin's Metamorphosis

"The turning point in our city's history was the killing of Pablo Escobar," said Alexander Velez, our guide during a tour of Medellin, organized by UN-Habitat during the World Urban Forum .

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India Together

On the right track, but miles to go

In March this year, Gil Penalosa of the Toronto-based NGO 8-80 Cities spoke in Mumbai and Bangalore of his global vision for liveable cities.

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Wed Apr 16, 2014

Trend Hunter Magazine

Dangerous Drive Alcohol Ads - Dislicores' Anti-Drinking and Driving...

These anti-drinking and driving ads for Colombia-based liquor trading company Dislicores subtly illustrate how difficult certain tasks can be on their own and that trying to do them under the influence is more challenging, as well as dangerous.

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Emirates News Agency

Abu Dhabi's sustainable development efforts highlighted at World Urban Forum in Columbia

WAM ABU DHABI, 16th April, 2014 -- The Environment Agency - Abu Dhabi has recently participated in the 7th World Urban Forum , in Medellin, Colombia.

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Tue Apr 15, 2014

The Miami Herald

In Colombia, a playground with a past

Wandering through a decaying doorless archway, I encounter a young boy crouching on a floor of broken tiles and rubble, beneath a framed newspaper front page from May 1984.

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KGW-TV Portland

Photos: Blood Moon eclipse seen round the world

A man looks through a telescope as the moon heads into a total lunar eclipse on April 15, 2014 in the municipality of Copacabana near Medellin, Antioquia department, Colombia.

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Planetizen

3 Reasons We Should Pay Attention to Medellin

After flying home from my third trip in the last 5 months as advisor to MedellA n, Colombia, this trip timed with the city's hosting of the largest urban gathering on the planet, the World Urban Forum WUF7, it's high time I shared some observations about the innovations and attitudes that are making this city a "must-watch."

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Inside Colombia

Social project turned eyesore: Medellin's Biblioteca de Espana

Envisioned as an architectural symbol of change in Medellin's once violence-laden eastern hills, the Biblioteca de EspaA a is already facing a number of structural issues.

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Mon Apr 14, 2014

The Huffington Post

Rana Florida: Simple Solutions to Serious Problems

It is a mindset -- nimble, adaptive, and outside-the-universe -- that has transformed an entire city, shifting Medellin, Colombia's status from the ' World's Most Dangerous City ' to the ' World's Most Innovative City .'

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Fri Apr 11, 2014

United Nations

World Urban Forum: UN-backed meeting hails cities as vital to sustainable development

Mr. Crier, considered the Godfather of the "New Urbanism" movement, was joined by luminaries like Nobel Laureate Joseph Stiglitz and former New York City Mayor, Michael Bloomberg, who was recently appointed as UN Special Envoy for Cities and Climate Change, in Medellin, Colombia, as the seventh session of the World Urban Forum got under way on ... (more)

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The Dirt

Cutting the Super Block Down to Size

Urbanization in China is the single biggest human migration in the world. To accomodate the millions coming in from the countryside each year, China's cities are tearing down their old human-scale, socially-rich neighborhoods, with their meandering, bicycle-friendly streets, and putting in highways and incredibly isolating towers set amid ... (more)

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Bangkok Post

Rash of acid attacks stir calls for change in Colombia

A rash of acid attacks in recent weeks have horrified Colombians, provoking calls for special laws to deter a particularly fearsome form of aggression in an already violent society.

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Thu Apr 10, 2014

The Dirt

Cities Can Undo Inequality If They Start Planning

"If a city has no structure, there will be inequality," said Joan Clos, head of the UN Human Settlements Program during the opening days of the World Urban Forum in Medellin, Colombia.

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The Dirt

Medellin's Amazing Transformation

This year, Medellin, the second largest city in Colombia, is the host of the UN-Habitat's World Urban Forum , which attracts more than 15,000 urban leaders from around the world.

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GhanaWeb

Rural/Urban migration bane of slums

Mr. Samuel Sarpong, the Ashanti regional minister, says the movement of people from rural areas to the urban centres in search for non-existing jobs is the cause of slums in Ghana.

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TechNet Blogs

Blog Post: UN-Habitat partners with Microsoft CityNext on global urban crowding problems

More than 50 percent of the world's population lives in urban areas; by the year 2050, it will be 70 percent.

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Inside Colombia

Acid Attack Kills Man in Medellin

A 22-year-old Colombian man died Wednesday from injuries he sustained in an acid attack, a disturbing new violent crime trend here, authorities said.

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