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Medellín’s low-carbon Metrocables. Lifting informal barrios out of poverty

Davila, J; (2021) Medellín’s low-carbon Metrocables. Lifting informal barrios out of poverty. ReVista. Harvard Review of Latin America , 20 (4) Green open access

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Abstract

Medellin's first two aerial cable-car (Metrocable) lines to hilly informal low-income districts are now widely regarded as the inspiration for a tide of similar schemes in a dozen cities in Latin America and beyond. These lines were a bid by city authorities to provide a fast and efficient connection to the overground mass-transit system. Public transport systems will continue to be essential for the equitable and efficient operation of Latin American cities. Medellín’s experience shows that, with appropriate complementary investments, cable-cars can make a significant contribution to the wellbeing of the urban poor while helping with cities' low carbon growth goals.

Type: Article
Title: Medellín’s low-carbon Metrocables. Lifting informal barrios out of poverty
Location: US
Open access status: An open access version is available from UCL Discovery
Publisher version: https://revista.drclas.harvard.edu/medellins-low-c...
Language: English
Additional information: ReVista is an open-access digital publication. This version is the version of record. For information on re-use, please refer to the publisher's terms and conditions.
Keywords: Urban transport, Poverty, Development, Colombia
UCL classification: UCL
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > UCL BEAMS
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > UCL BEAMS > Faculty of the Built Environment
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > UCL BEAMS > Faculty of the Built Environment > Development Planning Unit
URI: https://discovery.ucl.ac.uk/id/eprint/10139712
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