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Urban development and urban transport: the Medellín tramway, 1919-1950

Juan Santiago Correa ()
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Juan Santiago Correa: Universidad Externado de Colombia

Colombian Economic Journal, 2003, vol. 1, issue 1, 59-94

Abstract: This paper analyses how the Medellín elite developed a mass-transport system, the urban tramway, during the first decades of the 20th century. This project supported the city’s industrialisation and facilitated constructing working-class neighbourhoods in the periphery. The elite’s progressive perspective combined advancing their private interests with a concern for public welfare and the needs of a growing urban area

Keywords: urban development; urban transport (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: R22 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2003
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