Colombia

AP

Is There a Medellín Hype Machine?

The city has been celebrated as an international model. Naturally, it's time for a backlash.

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The World's Messiest 5K Race

Themed for-profit road races like the Color Run are proving to be a challenge for many cities to manage.

German Sarmiento

In Bogotá, Activists Are Fighting Against a Backslide in Pedestrian Safety

The birthplace of the car-free day saw 296 deaths on city streets last year.

Vimeo/FidiGlobal

Crowdfunding a Skyscraper

You don't need a wealthy developer when you've got thousands of small investors.

Reuters

Why Are People Rioting Over Bogota's Public Transit System?

The TransMilenio is among the world's best networks, but that hasn't stopped residents from protesting it again and again.

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The Death Row of Urban Highways, Part 3

Five highways whose execution gave their cities new life.

BBC

Unconventional Public Transit Project of the Day

An urban escalator opens in hilly Medellin slum

Carlos Duran / Reuters

Crime, Congestion, and Corruption Frame Mayoral Race in Bogota

With the current mayor in jail, a transit-building former mayor is among the election's front-runners