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This international workshop will take place at the National University Campus in Medellin,Colombia. It aims to share the findings of the first systematic independent appraisal of the pioneering experience of Medellín in the use of aerial cable cars for public transportation in low-income hilly areas supported by a set of urban upgrading interventions. This is part of a 19 month-research project, funded jointly by ESRC and DFID, coordinated by the Development Planning Unit at University College London (UCL), in partnership with Universidad Nacional de Colombia (Medellin Campus) and Universidad de los Andes (Bogotá).

The workshop looks to provide pointers for successful application in other cities of the world and will also reflect on the potential impact that this system might have for low-income neighbourhoods in Soacha, a municipality adjacent to Bogotá, Colombia’s capital city.

To learn more about the project and to pre-register follow the link below.

The organisers will send you further information about the program me and other practical information about participating in the workshop, before the end of September 2011.

http://www.ucl.ac.uk/dpu/metrocables/events

For more information, please contact Diana Daste