Master's in International Cooperation Students Analyse Urban Planning in Medellin

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Lecturers Carmen Mendoza and Sandra Bestraten took students on the Master's Programme in International Cooperation: Sustainable Emergency Architecture to Medellin (Colombia) for an international workshop examining implementation of the city's current planning projects.

The objective of the workshop was to open up a debate on implementation of planning projects in Medellin, particularly the recent proposal for a metropolitan greenbelt.

The workshop was attended by dozens of lecturers and students from the Universidad Nacional de Colombia, New York’s Columbia University and the ESARQ School of Architecture’s Master’s Programme in International Cooperation: Sustainable Emergency Architecture. Together they worked on proposals for alternative intervention models to be applied in the city’s outlying areas in collaboration with the Planning Commission of Medellin’s District 8.

The Master of International Cooperation Sustainable Emergency Architecture taught at the ESARQ School of Architecture is a programme that prepares architects, urban planners and other professionals so they can work on projects for international cooperation, sustainable development and emergency architecture in an urban setting.

The Master’s programme forms part of the Erasmus Mundus Urbano Master’s Degree Consortium, an advanced Master's degree specializing in international cooperation and urban development run jointly by four European universities: the Technische Universität Darmstadt (TU-Darmstadt), the host institution for the Consortium; the Université Pierre-Mendès-France (UPMF); the Università degli Studi di Roma Tor Vergata; and the UIC's ESARQ School of Architecture. The Mundus Urbano Master's Degree Consortium was established in 2007 and has been associated with the European Union's Erasmus Mundus programme since 2008.