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Medellin wins World City Prize

Medellin, Colombia has beaten off 38 other cities to be named as the winner of the biennial Lee Kuan Yew World City Prize, which is awarded by the Singapore government.

The city will be awarded the prize during a ceremony at the World Cities Summit
Photo: Municipality of Medellin

Although the city’s transformation has been widely recognised, the Nominating Committee wrote in a statement released to Cities Today, that the city has built upon this in the last several years.

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