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

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North East Integral Urban Project

A central element in the city's recovery of public space, the Integral Urban Projects (PUI) are a group of interventions in low income zones, aimed at improving the life of Medellin residents with culture areas, transport, green spaces and social housing.

Under construction from 2005 to 2007, the North East project was the first undertaken, and included the redesign of streets, a new metro cable public transit system, parks and playgrounds for children, pedestrian bridges, and an open air theater (shown here).

Photo: Medellin Public Works Office.

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