This season, we visit Medellin, Johannesburg, and Riyadh. The City Show is looking at how improving mobility and public spaces can make cities more liveable. We
After being appointed Medellin’s Director of Urban Projects in 2004, Alejandro Echeverri Restrepo and his team quickly realised that a better, more integrated and accessible transport system would be vital. Then a Medellin resident, academic/activist Catalina Ortiz, had just graduated from university. Like many, she was inspired by the momentum she saw in the city. However, she was equally skeptical and was concerned about the many changes she saw in her adopted city and some of their impacts on poor communities.