Lincoln Institute at World Urban Forum 7 in Medellin
A delegation from the Lincoln Institute of Land Policy is on hand in Medellin for UN-HABITAT's World Urban Forum 7 through April 11, engaged in a wide range of topics from resilience to value capture. Some 25,000 registered participants are expected in this city, which has gone from crime capital to one of the most innovative municipalities in all of Latin America, with innovations in parks, public space and transportation infrastructure, including the successful Metrocable aerial tram system.
On to Medellin
Medellin, which has gone from murder capital to poster city for all of Latin America, with its innovations in parks, public space and transportation infrastructure, will host UN-HABITAT's World Urban Forum 7 next month, and a Lincoln Institute delegation will join some 25,000 registered participants, engaged in a wide range of topics from resilience to value capture. The Policy Focus Report Implementing Value Capture in Latin America: Policy Tools for Urban Development by Martim Smolka will be available at the convening in both English and a recently published version in Spanish.
The design dividend
In the wake of Hurricane Sandy, with more frequent extreme weather events and rising sea level in progress, the vulnerability of coastal cities and towns has become a matter of urgency. Using the Rebuild by Design competition as a case study, Australian architect and Lincoln/Loeb Fellow Helen Lochhead will present The Design Dividend: An Integrated Approach to Climate Resilience, March 25 at the Lincoln Institute, considering the possibilities for design to deliver projects and strategies that can be implemented and brought to scale.
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