How Medellín, Colombia, Became the World’s Smartest City

In Newsweek

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With a combination of tech savvy, urban planning and public support, Colombia’s second-largest city rebounded from troubling times

From my cover story in the November 18, 2019, Newsweek

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Think of a gondola suspended under a cable, floating high off the ground as it hauls a cabin full of passengers up a long, steep mountain slope. To most people, the image would suggest ski resorts and pricey vacations. To the people who live in the poor mountainside communities once known as favelas at the edges of Medellín, Colombia, the gondola system is a lifeline, and a powerful symbol of an extraordinary urban transformation led by technology and data….Read more

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