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Perspectives on urban development in Colombia: Public policies for inclusion and equity

Objective:
The program “Perspectives on urban development in Colombia: Public policies for inclusion and equity” provides an overview of national and local policies that seek to promote social inclusion and equity through programs and interventions developed in areas such as housing, urban transport and mobility, civic culture, environment and architecture as a public policy response to the challenges faced by cities in Colombia.

The course focuses on Bogota and Medellin as case studies looking at innovative interventions such as mass transit investments (Metro systems, Bus Rapid Transit, Cable Cars) and non-motorized transport infrastructure and public facilities provision. It also offers a comprehensive approach towards the role of multiple actors on urban development and how these actors have responded to the challenges associated to rapid urban growth dynamics from a political, social and economic perspective.

Methodology:
The program is structured in five modules including academic lectures sessions, field trips and a design workshop in which students will apply the knowledge acquired in the previous modules by elaborating an innovative design solution for specific urban contexts and problems.

At the end of the program the students will understand the emerging challenges that urban areas face in developing countries such as Colombia, where several issues such as forced displacement, violence, labor informa-lity, high poverty rates, unemployment, inequality, tropical diseases, have shaped the urban development process nationwide, and its relation to the New Urban Agenda.

Duration: 2 weeks

School: School of Political Science, Government and International Relations

Location: Universidad del Rosario, Bogota and Medellin

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Metodology


The program is structured in five modules including sessions of academic lectures, field trips and a design workshop in which students will apply the knowledge acquired in the previous modules by elaborating an innovative design solution for specific urban contexts and problems.

 

At the end of the program the students will understand the emerging challenges that urban areas face in developing countries such as Colombia, where several issues such as forced displacement, violence, labor informa- lity, high rates of poverty, unemployment, inequality, tropical diseases, have shaped the urban development process nationwide, and its relation to the New Urban Agenda.

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