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How are cable cars improving mobility and reducing segregation in Latin America?

Photo by  David Almeida  via Flickr   Cable cars are systems used to transport people and goods to places where using other means is much more complicated and expensive. Traditionally cable cars have been installed in tourist attractions such as theme parks and winter resorts, however, more and more cities around the world are taking advantage of their potential, using cable cars as part of their mass transit network. In countries such as Colombia and Bolivia, where several of its main cities are located in areas of complex topography, cable cars have become a practical solution for mobility. From Medellin to La Paz, these systems have transformed the urban trips of millions of people, improving accessibility to the districts furthest from the central areas, which were difficult to access through traditional transportation systems. La Paz, Bolivia. Photo by Ádám Maráczvia  via  Flickr La Paz, the seat of Government of Bolivia and one of the highest cities in the

Five new centres of contemporary architecture

Gardens by the Bay. Source Google Earth. Many cities in the world that stand out for their ancient architecture, for their medieval fortresses or for the richness of their baroque and neoclassical buildings. However, there are more and more cities that are standing out for their bold and contemporary developments, which have become increasingly recognized internationally. The following cities are part of this group of new “hubs” of contemporary architecture: Rotterdam Rotterdam Waterfront. Photo:  Roman Boed  via Flickr Endless canals and picturesque houses. That is perhaps the most common image of Dutch cities. Rotterdam, however, has decided to dissociate itself from this traditional image and has embarked on a daring urban transformation that has captivated architects and designers from all over the world. Named now by many as “the most futuristic city in Europe”, Rotterdam has become a “laboratory” for the exploration of bold and even controversial architect