Escalators Made the Difference to Medellin’s Comuna 13

Once known as one of the most dangerous places on the planet, Medellín’s Comuna 13 is now one of the city’s major tourist attractions. Its transformation illustrates the power of good public policy combined with culture and art. 

To tell the story of Comuna 13, one needs to see the transformation and hear from its residents. In this video, Driving Change’s co-founder, Baldo Sanso, takes you into Comuna 13 for a brief history and a tour of this now thriving community. 

Along the way he speaks to some residents about the community’s transformation and the artistic and entrepreneurial energy in Comuna 13 today. 



Baldo Sanso

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