Kate maclean is lecturer in social geography at birkbeck university of london uk and works on the politics of development and livelihoods she has published on microfinance informal economies urban violence and urban planning in latin america in journals such as antipode gender place and culture and development and change. Social urbanism and the politics of violence the medelln miracle k maclean on amazoncom free shipping on qualifying offers medelln colombia used to be the most violent city on earth but in recent years allegedly thanks to its social urbanism approach to regeneration. This chapter provides the theoretical framing for the discussion of violence and social urbanism in medelln drawing on work from geography urban studies political science and regionally . Get this from a library social urbanism and the politics of violence the medelln miracle kate maclean medelln colombia used to be the most violent city on earth in recent years however it would appear that investments and regeneration projects targeted at the poorest most marginalised areas . Ends with a balanced assessment of social urbanism in the sense that it resulted in a transformation of politics and violence was reduced as a result however its limits are also identified the most notable of which is the absence of redistributive policies or any real challenge to elite interests
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