Social Urbanism and the Politics of Violence: The Medellín Miracle

  • Kate Maclean

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-x
  2. Kate Maclean
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  3. Kate Maclean
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  4. Kate Maclean
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  5. Kate Maclean
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  8. Back Matter
    Pages 125-147

About this book


Medellín, Colombia, used to be the most violent city on earth, but in recent years, allegedly thanks to its 'social urbanism' approach to regeneration, it has experienced a sharp decline in violence. The author explores the politics behind this decline and the complex transformations in terms of urban development policies in Medellín.


Urban Violence Regeneration City branding Latin America Colombia Medellín Democratisation Security Political Participation Participatory Development Architecture Crime Drugs Cocaine Pablo Escobar NGOs Elites Urban Delelopment Policies architecture city community Generation organization participation politics transformation urban development urbanism violence

Authors and affiliations

  • Kate Maclean
    • 1
  1. 1.Birkbeck, University of LondonUK

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