Tag: World Urban Forum

WUF7: Final Thoughts on My Week in Medellin

This is the seventh post in a series of blogs on the World Urban Forum 7 in Medellin, Colombia. Had my trip to the World Urban Forum been limited to a tour of the city of Medellin, the trip would have been worth it. This is truly a city on the rise. Gone is the

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Medellin, Colombia: A City Transformed?

This is the first post in a series of blogs on the World Urban Forum 7 in Medellin, Colombia. In just a few days I will be in Medellin, Colombia, for World Urban Forum 7 (WUF7) which is hosted by the City of Medellin, the government of Colombia and the United Nations. “Why Medellin?” is

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To Seek, to Find and Not to Yield

It seems there are no experts at the World Urban Forum. Government ministers, scholars from prestigious universities, and career practitioners of urban development all profess limited knowledge at best. The sentiment is refreshing. At WUF the days are a quest in search of ideas and solutions. In the awful heat of Rio, rooms are full

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For Inspiration and Innovation

People who care about cities and urban regions are gathering in Brazil. By the thousands they are coming from every corner of the globe to the 5th session of the World Urban Forum. At a reclaimed harbor-side venue that not so long ago was a haven for crime and poverty representatives from cities, national governments,

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