Sustainable Mobility and Governance in Medellín-Colombia

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Mobility and public space have become a problem for cities around the world and Medellín, the second most important city in Colombia, has not escaped this phenomenon. This paper aims to establish how efficient has been sustainable mobility policies regarding sustainable development for the last 16 years. The aforementioned is linked to the 11th Sustainable Development Goal “Sustainable cities and communities”, the “Quality of life Report of Medellín, 2016–2021”, and the current governance practices in the city. The research has a descriptive-comparative and retrospective-longitudinal scope, with a deliberate pursuit of secondary sources. Results suggest that there are some effective specific actions to intervene in sustainable mobility. Also, there are some similarities in the intervention to this problem in the government’s administrations analyzed, but they are independent. The conclusion is that the government administration required is one that allows articulation between public, private, and civil society actors, in order for Medellin to overcome the difficulties in terms of sustainable mobility.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationSustainability in Practice
Subtitle of host publicationAddressing Challenges and Creating Opportunities in Latin America
Number of pages18
ISBN (Electronic)978-3-031-34436-7
StatePublished - 2023

Publication series

NameWorld Sustainability Series
VolumePart F1432
ISSN (Print)2199-7373
ISSN (Electronic)2199-7381

Bibliographical note

Publisher Copyright:
© 2023, The Author(s), under exclusive license to Springer Nature Switzerland AG.


  • Governance
  • Sustainability
  • Sustainable development
  • Urban mobility

Types Minciencias

  • Capítulos en libro resultado de investigación


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