Urbanization - 3rd and last part
Medellín is a city in Colombia. Like other cities, it struggled with the societal phenomenon of urbanization. Since the poor areas are located on the hillside, the municipal administration came up with the idea to put up cable cars as public transportation. So instead of locking out the shanty towns, they tried to connect them with the city lives. Creches are also built next to the cable car stations, therefore, working mothers can bring their child to day care center and then directly go to work. In addition, the cable cars also are a tourist attraction.
In my opinion, this is a good idea to cope the problems caused by urbanization. The city of Songdo in South Korea is a good example.
However, making something new is almost always easier than trying to fix it. That is why I was impressed by the solution that the Medellín city administration came up with.