From World's Drug Capital to Green Oasis: The Incredible Story of Medellin, Colombia

North East Integral Urban Project

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North East Integral Urban Project For Shanty Town In Medellin, Colombia Photo
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Up until December 2010, more than $100 million was invested in more than 110 projects related to these interventions, according to data from the Public Works office.

"One of the main achievements of this program is that interventions are performed while promoting leadership, participative decision making, and strengthening communal organizations," says Sebastian Alvarez Diaz, Secretary of Public Works at the Medellin municipality.

Photo: Medellin Public Works Office.