Mentioned last week was a library built in Santo Domingo, one of most notorious communities in Medellin, Colombia.
The city has managed to cut crime significantly, down from 18 homicides per day in 1991 to two per day in 2007. Colombian cities seem to be aggressively improving their built environment, as we also linked to.
Perched on a hillside the dramatic España Library might be the kind of development that could prove a Godsend for any Kingston ghetto. If. As one local mover-and-shaker once said: “They actually read down there?!”
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Source: Arch Daily