Problem DescriptionCreate a sustainable and risk-prepared city.
"Community risk management strengthening" is 1 of 4 goals of Medellín's Resilience Strategy. Medellín is a diverse, dynamic and expanding city that is constantly reinventing itself amidst social and economic difficulties. We have always embraced adversity as opportunity. Today, we continue to face a set of interrelated challenges of inequity, violence, illegality and extreme poverty that are exacerbated by our complex topography of steep slopes and narrow valleys. Our biggest challenges are to overcome problems associated with inequity, such as widespread rural-to-urban migration, poverty, social exclusion, unemployment, limited access to higher education and economic opportunity, which have been intensified by a culture of illegality inherited from many years of violence.
- Santiago Uribe Rocha, Chief Resilience Officer, Medellín Resilience Team
- Laura Vanessa Acevedo Díaz, Knowledge Manager, Medellín's Resilience Team
- Oscar Dario Cardona álvarez, Communications Manager, Medellín's Resilience Team
Solution StageOne of the 7 stages of an innovation. Learn more
|STAGE||SPECIALIST SKILLS REQUIRED||EXAMPLE ACTIVITIES||RISK LEVEL AND HANDLING||FINANCE REQUIRED||KINDS OF EVIDENCE GENERATED||GOAL|
|Developing and testing3||Mix of design and implementation skills|
|A stronger case with cost and benefit projections developed through practical trials and experiments, involving potential users||Demonstration that the idea works, or evidence to support a reworking of the idea|