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November 11, 2014
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As Crises Mount, a Push for Communities to Focus on Resilience

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Outdoor escalator at Comuna 13 shantytown in Medellin, Colombia

Medellín, Colombia, was buckling under the weight of poverty and a violent drug trade when its civic leaders decided to take action. They installed a towering, 1,200-foot escalator in 2011 to link one of the city’s most troubled hillside barrios...

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