Sustainable Communities in Central America and the Caribbean

Urbanism and Social Governance in Medellin Course

Date: 2-6 December, 2013.

Venue: EAFIT University, Medellin, Colombia.

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In recent times what has come to be known as "the case of Medellin', has generated a growing interest in the local and international community and it became a point of reference for various areas of knowledge. With the objective of strengthening analysis of urban themes- territorial, environmental, and its impact on society, the Organization of American States and the Center of Urban and Environmental Studies of EAFIT University have convened for this course a group of professionals who, from different disciplinary fields have participated, analyzed, and investigated the process of urban and social transformation of Medellin.

 

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Day 1: Introduction to Social Urbanism - Urban Sustainability








8:00-9:00 a.m.
Institutional Welcome Remarks


General Introduction



Methodology and Field Visits


Logistics


Jose Alonso González
University Council, EAFIT

Richard Huber
Chief, Biodiversity, Lands, and Sustainable Cities Section, Department of Sustainable Development, Organization of American States

Ximena Covaleda B.
Coordinator, URBAM, EAFIT

Sebastian Romero
Summer School, EAFIT







Presentation
9:00-10:00 a.m. Introduction of Participants (3 Minutes Each)
10:00-10:30 a.m. Break

10:30-12:00 p.m.

Social Urbanism: Strategies for Intervention

Francesco Orsini
Project Manager, EAFIT

Presentation
12:00-1:30 p.m. Lunch

1:30-3:00 p.m.

Education as a Driver for Change

Sergio Fajardo Valderrama
Governor of Antioquia, Mayor of Medellín 2004-2011
3:00-4:00 p.m. Break



4:00-6:00 p.m.


Plan Bio 2030: Transporte Sostenible y Movilidad

Francesco Orsini
Project Manager, URBAM EAFIT

Ana Maria Arango
Former Director BIO 2030, Advisor Governorship of Antioquia



Presentation

Day 2: Security and Cohabitation Policies


8:00-10:00 a.m.

Integral Urban Projects (PUI)

César Hernández Correa
DAPARD Director, Former Manager PUI, EDU


Presentation
10:00-10:30 a.m. Break

10:30-11:30 a.m.
Housing Consolidation and Environmental Recovery of the “Juan Bobo” stream basin area

Francesco Orsini
Project Manager, EAFIT


Presentation

11:30-12:30 p.m.


Sustainable Cities

Richard Huber
Chief, Biodiversity, Lands, and Sustainable Cities Section, Department of Sustainable Development, Organization of American States


Presentation
12:30-1:30 p.m. Lunch

1:30-6:00 p.m.

Field Trip 1: Northeastern Integral Urban Project (PUI) and Projects in Northern Medellin

Arq. Isabel Correa
EDU – 2010 - 20011

Day 3: Institutional Framework and Civil Society


8:00-10:00 a.m.

Public Policies

Santiago Leyva Botero
Chief, Undergraduate Political Science Program, EAFIT University


Presentation
10:00-10:30 a.m. Break

10:30-12:00 p.m.

Management and Institutional Coordination

David Escobar Arango
Former Director, Municipal Planning, Private Secretary, City Government 2004-2007


Presentation
12:30-2:00 p.m. Lunch

2:00-3:00 p.m.

Water Resources

Juan David Echeverri
Empresas Publicas de Medellin (EPM) Expert


Presentation

Presentation
3:00-3:30 p.m. Break

3:30-5:00 p.m.

Civil Society Participation in the Institutional Framework and Medellin Transformation

Rafael Aubad López
Vicepresident, Proantioquia


Presentation

Day 4: Integral Urban Projects and Emerging Urban Contexts


8:00-10:00 a.m.

Security and Cohabitation Policies applied in the Territory

Gustavo Duncan Cruz
Professor, Humanities Department, EAFIT University


Presentation
10:00-10:30 a.m. Break

10:30-12:30 p.m.
Citizen Participation and Cohabitation

Carlos Uribe Uribe
Dean, Art School, Former Director of Moravia Cultural Center


Presentation
12:30-1:30 p.m. Lunch

1:30-6:00 p.m.

Field Trip 2: Carabobo Norte, Ruta N, Parque de los Deseos, Jardin Botanico, Parque Explora and Moravia Cultural Center

Arq. Emerson Marin Parra
EDU 2004-2007

Arq. Juan Sebastian Bustamante
EDU 2004-2007


Presentation

Day 5: Concluding Round Table












8:00-12:00 p.m.











Concluding Remarks Round Table

Jose Alonso González
University Council, EAFIT

Richard Huber
Chief, Biodiversity, Lands, and Sustainable Cities Section, Department of Sustainable Development, Organization of American States

Piedad Patricia Restrepo
Coordinator, Medellin Como Vamos

Francesco Orsini
Project Manager, EAFIT

Beatriz Restrepo
University Council, EAFIT

Ana Mercedes Villegas Mejía
Director CSR, EPM Group

12:30-2:00 p.m. Lunch
For further information on this course please contact Richard Huber at rhuber@oas.org.