Planning by the people – Colombian urban experience

Aravind Unni an architect working with YUVA (Youth for Unity & Voluntary Action) in Mumbai has a superb article on this.

Colombia’s social urbanism and inclusive transportation projects have left a lasting impression on urban planning in the global south. The author explains how urban planning got democratised in Colombia and why India is still far behind.

It has some good pictures as well on how Colombia shaped its urban agenda without a lot of noise.  Countries after countries sort their policies and issues but none make the noise as we in India do. It is a different story that despite all the noise we are not able to do even half of what we set out to do..

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