#MUI

Medellín, Colombia
Edinburgh, Scotland

Type: A research collaboration between academic and non-academic institutions in the United Kingdom and Colombia funded by a Newton Institutional Links Grant from the British Council.
Client: 
Academic Research
Contract value:
 £295,000
Status: 
Completed August 2017
Collaboration: 
Heriot-Watt University, The University of Edinburgh, Universidad Nacional de Colombia sede Medellín, Universidad de Santo Tomás and Universidad Pontificia Bolivariana
Publication: 
City profile: Medellin, Cities (Elsevier, ScienceDirect: 2017)

Medellin Urban Innovation (MUI) is a research collaboration between academic and non-academic institutions in the United Kingdom and Colombia. It is a two-year project that received a Newton Institutional Links Grant from the British Council. MUI is about researching to what extent urban innovation in Medellín (Colombia) has helped increase social equity and well-being in the city.

This research project asks how and to what extent urban innovation in Medellin is contributing to an improvement
to social equity and welfare in the city.

Four specific themes structure the investigation, each with a research question: ‘housing and habitat’, ‘cultural values and heritage’, ‘public realm, green infrastructure and wellbeing’, and ‘mobility and transport infrastructure’.