This international Planning Studio aims to debate on the implementation of current planning projects in Medellin, Colombia, specifically examining the Green Metropolitan Belt proposal. It proposes to build up models for alternative intervention in the urban fringe involving community actors as crucial planning partners. Main partners are National University of Colombia-Medellin, Columbia University, International University of Catalunya and the Planning and Management Council of Commune 8 (CPG).
SATURDAY 16th: FIELDTRIP MEDELLÍN Integral Urban Projects: PUI
ICONIC URBAN PROJECTS
The first field trip sought to familiarize the students with the latest large scale projects led by the municipality in Medellin. We visited two Urban Integral Projects (Comuna 1 and 13), New North Center - a node of public facilities and recreational sites- and Nuevo Occidente - a massive social housing area. This visit provided a general view on the spatial strategies used to tackle the public intervention of strategic territories and its connection with the public transit system.