UCL Grand Challenges


Inclusive City Planning

Social impacts of economic urban infrastructure in Colombia

Conference participants seated in lecture theatre

2 October 2018


Grant: Grand Challenges Doctoral Students' Small Grants
Year awarded: 2018-19
Amount awarded: £2,000


  • Vanessa Galeano-Duque, Development Planning Unit, The Bartlett/Built Environment
  • Veronica Ramirez Montenegro, Institute of the Americas, Social & Historical Sciences

The project involved conducting focus groups and semi-structured interviews support and transcripts, as well as convening a collequium. The colloquium aimed to contribute to the debate about urban infrastructure investments and inclusive city planning in Colombia, drawing on two case studies (Medellin and Buenaventura). It took place in Universidad Nacional de Colombia, Medellin, and involved representatives from civil society, academia, government and the private sector.  

Outputs and Impact

  • Conference