15 January 2018
Medellin Climathon: Taking the mobility of Medellin to the next level
The Climate-KIC Climathon is a global 24-hour climate change event which will take place simultaneously in major cities around the world on 28 October 2016.
In Zurich’s the Climate-KIC Climathon will begin on the 28 October COT and finish on the following day. It is organised by EAFIT University and seeks to challenge the way that citizens move around the urban areas of the city.
The town of Medellin has remarkably transformed the way its citizens move around the main urban areas of the city. It all started with a two-line metro system, followed by the world’s first urban cable cars that connected people from poor neighbourhoods to areas of economic activity and social services. Additionally, a tramline was recently opened as well as a public bicycle system. Despite these great achievements, the number of cars keeps growing and the air quality of the city has drastically decreased, making it one of the worst in South America. The challenge aims to encourage the civil society to imagine innovative solutions that makes Medellin a leader in sustainable mobility.
Pitching to expert judges
The Climathon event will culminate in presentation of each group’s idea in front of panel members who will provide valuable feedback. The panel is comprised of different science and business experts.