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Activating Learning For Slum Upgrading

The aim of the project is to offer new visual and digital tools to recalibrate the debate on slum upgrading policies and the role of the circulation of urban knowledge across cities.

19 January 2020

The purpose of this project is guided by the question: how can cities across regions learn from slum upgrading strategies using transmedia storytelling?

The aim of the project is to offer new visual and digital tools to recalibrate the debate on slum upgrading policies and the role of the circulation of urban knowledge across cities. The objective is to develop a novel methodology to understand and foster the often dispersed and fragmented efforts of promoting slum upgrading by introducing the practice of transmedia storytelling. The project uses as pilot case the city of Medellin that has been considered a benchmark for SUS (UN Habitat, 2014) and focuses on the co-design of a transmedia platform involving local grassroots organizations working on informal settlements, local city officials, civic hackers, and leaders of transnational development networks.

Team

Principle Investigator: Dr Catalina Ortiz

Partners

Universidad de los Andes

United Nations Human Settlements Programme

National University of Colombia

Habitat International Coalition