Sunday, July 15, 2007

Boxer Shorts and Books


Sergio Fajardo, the Mayor of MedellĂ­n, in Colombia, is democratizing the space for development in the city. He is deliberately pursuing a strategy of erecting important public buildings in squatter areas and shantytowns, though apparently without major evictions. The result is turning many neighborhoods into vast construction sites. The New York Times has the details.

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