Ideas, strategies and projects that give rise to pilot projects. They tackle the challenges raised by the stakeholders involved and which are found in particular places in Barcelona or Medellín.
There is an unending battle taking place between the natural environment and increasing urban development on the mountainsides of Medellín. The situation is especially critical on the upper parts of the northern and the central eastern slopes of the valley, where there is a high degree of geological risk. In these places, informal developments are going up as a direct consequence of the state’s inability to guarantee access to housing for all the new residents arriving in the city. In these circumstances, the mountains represent the natural destination of those who have moved from the countryside but are unable to find a home in the city.