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Guest Article: Slum Tourism and City Branding in Medellin

by Jaime Hernandez-Garcia* Since the 1990s the second biggest city of Colombia, Medellin, is undertaking programmes and projects in informal settlements, to try integrate them both physically and socially to the urban fabric. Public space upgrade and community services such … Continue reading

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More Innovations from Informal Settlements!

Lately it has become kind of a trend to talk or write about informal settlements – mainly about those in the southern hemisphere. Often these discussions are linked to the term Slum Upgrading. But what does this dubious term actually … Continue reading

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Urbaninform: Giving a Voice to Best-Practices from Informal Cities

by Valentin Schipfer Having introduced a blog on Rio de Janeiro’s favelas in my last post, I’ll present another  new web-tool which serves as a communication channel for places, namely UrbanInform.net. It gives  a voice to social investments in urban … Continue reading

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Rio de Janeiro Spearheading in Social Place Management

by Valentin Schipfer Since Brazil and especially its cidade maravilhosa Rio de Janeiro have become the second half of my soul (and my master thesis) some years ago, I’ve been keeping an eye on its urban development. Lately a new … Continue reading

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