Rehabitar la Montaña: Strategies and processes for sustainable communities in the mountainous periphery of Medellín

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Claghorn, Joseph; Orsini, F.M.; Restrepo, C.A.E.; Werthmann, Christian: Rehabitar la Montaña: Strategies and processes for sustainable communities in the mountainous periphery of Medellín. In: Urbe 8 (2016), Nr. 1, S. 42-60. DOI:

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Thousands of poor, marginal communities’ residents die due to landslide events every year. The quick urbanization of mountainous areas, combined with an increased frequency of landslide events induced by heavy rains due to climate change, is leading to increased deaths year after year, and the problem will only get worse. Landscape Architects, trained to analyze and intervene in situations with complex natural and social territorial dynamics, are in position to make positive contributions to mitigating risks in such situations. A collaborative effort between a team of landscape architects from Germany and Urbanists in Medellín Colombia is carrying out a four-phased research and implementation proposal to anticipate and mitigate risk in low-income settlements on Medellín's urban periphery. They propose five pilot projects to test risk mitigation strategies through monitoring and early warning systems, drainage improvements, urban agriculture, slope forestation, and developing sites with the supplied services.
License of this version: CC BY 4.0 Unported
Document Type: Article
Publishing status: publishedVersion
Issue Date: 2016
Appears in Collections:Fakultät für Architektur und Landschaft

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1 image of flag of Germany Germany 188 73.15%
2 image of flag of United States United States 26 10.12%
3 image of flag of China China 9 3.50%
4 image of flag of No geo information available No geo information available 5 1.95%
5 image of flag of Colombia Colombia 4 1.56%
6 image of flag of Korea, Republic of Korea, Republic of 3 1.17%
7 image of flag of Russian Federation Russian Federation 2 0.78%
8 image of flag of India India 2 0.78%
9 image of flag of United Kingdom United Kingdom 2 0.78%
10 image of flag of France France 2 0.78%
    other countries 14 5.45%

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