Revistes Catalanes amb Accés Obert (RACO)

Informalidad y urbanismo social en Medellín

Alejandro Echeverri, Francesco M. Orsini


After decades of isolation and involution characterized by high levels of insecurity,
violence and social segregation, the city of Medellin has been experiencing an urban renaissance process over the last decade. This process has begun under the
leadership of Mayor Sergio Fajardo and it’s known as Social Planning. The Integral
Urban Projects (PUI), are among the pillars of this process, as physical intervention
strategies in the informal sectors of the city, and seeks to tackle the huge social debt that the formal city has been building over years of neglect. The aim of this paper is to describe the interventions described and to discuss in detail its pilot project, the Northeast Integral Urban Project, located in one of the areas with lowest quality of life in the city.

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