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November/December 2019 


Special feature on Medellín since winning the Prize

Medellín - a model city
aims for greater heights


Over the past 20 years, the city of Medellín in Colombia has shed its violent reputation and emerged as a model of social innovation and inclusive growth, leading to multiple awards as well as the 2016 Prize. Not resting on its laurels, it has launched more initiatives in recent years, such as a unique microlending programme and a decade-spanning river revitalisation project, to tackle new challenges and further improve its citizens' lives. | Full story »
 

Case study 03: innovative zoning tools - West Chelsea & High Line Plan

 
The High Line in New York City needs no introduction. Its huge success has already inspired and spurred many other similar rejuvenation projects around the world. In this case study, we revisit the origins of this ground-breaking project and the remarkable story of how the 2012 Prize Laureate city fought to create a truly original landmark. | Read the case study »

Interview: Winy Maas on designing Seoullo 7017

 
Completed in 2017, Seoullo 7017 in Seoul transformed a former highway in the city centre into an elevated linear park. The landmark project is both a symbolic statement of the city's shift towards pedestrianised spaces, and a functional solution to seamlessly connect the Seoul Station to surrounding areas. Winy Maas, the project's architect and founding partner of MVRDV, shares his thinking behind the design. | Read the interview »
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About the Prize
The Lee Kuan Yew World City Prize is a biennial international award that honours outstanding achievements and contributions to the creation of liveable, vibrant and sustainable urban communities around the world. | More info »

Prize Sponsor: Keppel Corporation
Co-organisers: Urban Redevelopment Authority | Centre for Liveable Cities
Presented at: World Cities Summit
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