Journal article

Reducing social exclusion in highly disadvantaged districts in medellín, Colombia, through the provision of a cable-car

DZ Cordoba, J Stanley, J Stanley

Social Inclusion | Published : 2014

Abstract

Recent research has shown that increasing trip making and improving a person’s social capital and sense of community is likely to reduce risks of social exclusion, and increase wellbeing. This, and most other related research on social exclusion, has been undertaken in countries with developed economies. This paper examines some of these relationships within a developing economy, where social exclusion is likely to be more widespread, using secondary data. It examines two districts in Medellín, Colombia, which are historically marginalised, with considerable poverty and also suffering from substantial drug-related violence. The focus is on the role of Metrocable, an aerial cable-car public t..

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