Urban Transformation in Colombia 2020
Now entering its second year, ‘Urban Transformation in Colombia’ is a two-week academic summer course taught by the prestigious Architecture School (accredited by the Royal Institute of British Architects – RIBA) at Pontificia Universidad Bolivariana in Medellin, Colombia.
Medellin, the birthplace of ‘social urbanism’, was once one of the world’s most dangerous cities, yet is now famous for its pioneering innovative urban projects that have transformed the lives of many of its citizens. It provides a perfect case study for students.
The program offers participants the chance to explore the city’s evolution first-hand, through a combination of on-campus lectures and practical site visits to prominent cultural, governmental and educational organizations and infrastructure projects in Colombia. These tours will highlight some of the city’s ‘social urbanism’ projects and are likely to include tours of the metro-cable system, the Museum of Memory, the Botanic Gardens, and the Secretary of Education, among others.
Taught in English, the course is open to undergraduate or masters students studying Architecture, Design, Urban and Environmental Planning, Geography or related social sciences.