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In search of urban livability

Caliveable: Towards a Liveable Urban Environment, funded by the Lincoln Institute of Land Policy, USA, and led by UCL's Dr Daniel Oviedo Hernández with support from the Institute for Social Futures.


24 February 2023

International policy case study

Research title: In search of urban livability
Faculty: The Bartlett School of Architecture
Activity: Consultancy
Policy type: International environmental policy
Country/Region: Latin America
Policy partner: Other International/Multilateral Institutions


In April 2019, a group of researchers from the Bartlett Development Planning Unit, UCL, and the Institute for Social Futures, Lancaster University, ran a two-day workshop with local academics, planning and other authorities in Cali, Colombia to discuss their project Caliveable: Towards a Liveable Urban Environment. The pilot study was funded by the Lincoln Institute of Land Policy, USA, and was led by Dr Daniel Oviedo Hernández (UCL). One of the aims of the study was to develop a tool that captures and measures the effect that the planning of a new Green Corridor has on public health in Cali, the third largest city in Colombia, with a population of 2,3 m inhabitants in 2018. The local partners included the School of Public Health, Universidad del Valle and a range of local activist and green initiatives as well as planning authorities.


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