During the seventh issue of the World Urban Forum in Medellín, Colombia, the delegates discuss strategies of how a more equitable urban development can take shape in future cities. How can we understand urban inequalities?

This video taken during a helicopter flight this week over Medellín tell the story of rapid urbanization, of still persisting urban inequality and of recent urban development projects manifesting change towards a more equitable Medellín.

 

These images below beautifully show how flows of material and energy and urban mobility is taking shape as built structure, here in the example of Medellín.

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What is intensively discussed during this World urban Forum is how we can better understand contemporary urban  conditions to take action for meaningful urban change towards more equitable urban development. Take these images as inspiration for opening your eyes to have a close look at what is at stake for a sustainable urban future.

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ImageAll images courtesy and copyright by @CamaraLucida / UN-HABITAT. 2014.