Agents of Change: Institutionalizing Progressive Planning Practices in Medellin, Colombia
Medellin, Colombia, has gained wide international attention for its large-scale urban transformation, where the city’s community-based organizations (CBOs) have had moderate success altering planning practices in a context framed by institutional weakness, economic inequality and spatial fragmentation. However, more research is needed to understand which actions and strategies have led to true change. Andrea Restrepo-Mieth is addressing this knowledge gap by partnering with one of Medellin’s oldest and most established CBOs on a case study that examines how CBOs — which have little economic and political power — strategize the use of contention, collaboration and negotiation in pursuit of institutionalization.
- Graduate student: Andrea Restrepo-Mieth, city and regional planning
- Special committee chair: Mildred Warner, Department of City and Regional Planning
College of Architecture, Art, and Planning
- Community partner: Corporación Con-Vivamos
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