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Bogotá, street art, globalization, Arjun Shankar
This video was created for Arjun Shankar's URBS 457 course, Globalization & the City. A quarter century ago, Colombia’s capital city Bogotá was plagued by frequent and ongoing civil conflict. However, the Colombian economy has since emerged as one of the largest in Latin America and several infrastructure and public works projects have completely remade the landscape of Bogotá. We examine Bogotá's status as a global city and explore the reclaiming of public space through street art as well as the new policies that have been able to revamp the infrastructure of the city and in turn fuel economic growth and maintain a lower crime level so that the population is finally able to actively engage with the city’s space.
Urban Studies and Planning
Miller, E., & Chalfin, G. (2014, October 01). Bogotá. [Video file.] Retrieved from https://repository.upenn.edu/showcase_videos/118