Monthly Archives: March 2013

Bogota is Getting the Zoning Laws all Wrong

It seems odd to be writing this from my desk in Mompos, but, being here in a UNESCO World Heritage Site perhaps puts many architectural and urban catastrophes into context and while the issue of zoning and territorial planning is … Continue reading

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Bogota is Becoming a City.

  For so long Bogota has been a city that belonged to no one. Now, I can say after seven years here that I get the distinct feeling that at long last Bogotanos are taking ownership of their city. Problems … Continue reading

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5 Reasons Why Colombia is Front Page News in March

World events have conspired to make Colombia front page news in March 2013. Chavez is dead, German pensioners have been freed by the ELN, the FARC and the government are at the negotiating table in Cuba, the Sinaloa Cartel is … Continue reading

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No Mas Uribe: No More Uribe

No Mas Uribe or No More Uribe! Clearly emblazoned on the makeshift walls thrown up about the new construction on the Carrera 7 in Rosales. Love him or loathe him, former Colombian President Alvaro Uribe Velez will remain a divisive … Continue reading

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