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Medellin Urban Design Studio

The Medellin Studio: Providing infrastructure for informal settlements in Bello, Colombia (Co-taught by Lorena Bello and Jota Samper)

The Center for Advanced Urbanism is pleased to be able to support the Medellin Urban Design Studio over the spring 2015 semester. The studio is co-taught by Jota Samper and Lorena Bello and through urban design interventions is looking to provide infrastructure for informal settlements in Bello, Colombia. This studio will learn from the successful “Integrated Urban Projects” that regenerated the informal fabric of Medellin and will use the New Jerusalem neighborhood of Bello to propose an urban design strategy that will provide infrastructure to this community. 

The studio is in collaboration with the Universidad Nacional de Colombia, Medellin and the Planning Council of Bello.