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Heights-seeing: Medellín’s cable cars mark new era of access

Medellín, Colombia has undergone an impressive transformation over recent years.

Once better-known for drug cartels and violence, today it is emerging as a champion of urbanism. In fact, in 2016, Medellín won the Lee Kuan Yew World City Prize, which honours efforts to further urban innovation and sustainable development.

In this video, urban designer and author, Mikael Colville-Andersen takes an in-depth look at the city’s Metrocable system, using cable cars normally reserved for ski resorts and tourism.

The urban gondolas have been implemented as a public transport solution, which bodes well for both local residents and overseas visitors to this evolving city.

Medellín is promoted internationally as a tourist destination, and considered a global city type ‘Gamma +’ by the Globalization and World Cities Research Network.

View the original video here.

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